[Python-Dev] Any reason that any()/all() do not takea predicateargument?

Andrew Koenig ark at acm.org
Tue May 2 19:55:03 CEST 2006

> > How about this?
> >
> > 	if any(x==5 for x in seq):
> Aren't all of these equivalent to:
> if 5 in seq:
>      ...

Of course.  However, the original example was pretty clearly intended to be
an illustrative instance of a more general problem.  Rewriting the example
as any(x==5 for x in seq) preserves the generality; rewriting it as 5 in seq

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