[Python-Dev] iterators and extended function call syntax (WAS: Replacement for print in Python 3.0)

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 03:27:36 CEST 2005

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On 9/3/05, Steven Bethard <steven.bethard at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Nick Coghlan wrote:
>>>I actually hope that extended function call syntax in Py3k will
>>>use iterators rather than tuples so that this problem goes away.
>>I suggested this a while back on the Python list:
>>    http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/257282.html
>>Raymond Hettinger brought up a few pretty valid complaints,
> [...]
> What he said. There's no way this is going to happen. If you want to
> have a function that takes an iterator and you want to pass it an
> iterator, just do that -- don't use the *args notation.

I guess that answers that, then. . . so noted on the Python 3.0 Suggestions
wiki page.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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