[Python-Dev] feature request: inspect.isgenerator
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jun 1 17:57:15 CEST 2006
"Michele Simionato" <michele.simionato at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:loom.20060601T145807-833 at post.gmane.org...
> Yep, this is the crux. types.GeneratorType refers to generator objects,
> which in an improper sense are "instances" of a "generator function".
> def g(): yield 1 # this is a generator
> go = g() # this is a generator object
That terminology does not work. For every other type, an x is an x object
and vice versa. I think most of us call functions which return generators
a generator function when the distinction needs to be made. A generator is
a type in the conceptual class 'iterator'.
Terry Jan Reedy
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