[Python-Dev] Any reason that any()/all() do not take a predicate argument?

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Apr 13 10:10:42 CEST 2006

Mikhail Glushenkov wrote:
> Hi,
> sorry if this came up before, but I tried searching the archives and
> found nothing.  It would be really nice if new builtin truth functions
> in 2.5 took a predicate argument(defaults to bool), so one could
> write, for example:
> seq = [1,2,3,4,5]
> if any(seq, lambda x: x==5):
> ...

Well, does

if any(x == 5 for x in seq)

meet your needs?


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