[Python-Dev] defaultdict and on_missing()

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Feb 24 07:54:07 CET 2006

Thomas Wouters wrote:

> __methods__ are methods that should only be
> called 'magically', or by the object itself. 
 > 'next' has quite a few usecases where it's
> desireable to call it directly

That's why the proposal to replace .next() with
.__next__() comes along with a function next(obj)
which calls obj.__next__().


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