[Python-Dev] best practices stdlib: purging xrange

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue May 8 02:21:31 CEST 2007

"Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote in message 
news:ca471dc20705071703p54a9afc3yfe9693c5fe6e2f23 at mail.gmail.com...
| But why bother? The 2to3 converter can do this for you.
| In a sense using range() is more likely to produce broken results in
| 3.0: if your code depends on the fact that range() returns a list, it
| is broken in 3.0, and 2to3 cannot help you here. But if you use
| list(xrange()) today, the converter will turn this into list(range())
| in 3.0 and that will continue to work correctly.

Just curious why 2to3 would not replace range() with list(range())?


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