[Python-Dev] defaultdict and on_missing()

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Mar 1 00:05:43 CET 2006

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On 2/28/06, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > PEP 342 opted to extend the generator API instead (using "send") and leave the
> > iterator protocol alone for the time being.
> One of the main reasons for this was the backwards compatibility
> problems at the C level.

I'm really quite happy either way. Having the
functionality available in some way is the important

I'd still like to see next(x) / x.__next__() in
some form in 3.0 for the sake of consistency,

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