[Python-Dev] itertools addition: getitem()

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 17:56:04 CEST 2007

On 7/8/07, Kevin Jacobs <jacobs at bioinformed.com> <bioinformed at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also vaguely apropos:
> def ilen(seq):
>   'Return the length of the hopefully finite sequence'
>   n = 0
>   for x in seq:
>      n += 1
>   return n

Also known as::

    sum(1 for _ in iterable)

That's always been simple enough that I didn't feel a need for an
ilen() function.

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