[Python-Dev] Generator methods - "what's next" ?

Firephoenix firephoenix at wanadoo.fr
Tue Apr 7 21:30:19 CEST 2009

Greg Ewing a écrit :
> Firephoenix wrote:
>> I basically agreed with renaming the next() method to __next__(), so 
>> as to follow the naming of other similar methods (__iter__() etc.).
>> But I noticed then that all the other methods of the generator had 
>> stayed the same (send, throw, close...)
> Keep in mind that next() is part of the iterator protocol
> that applies to all iterators, whereas the others are
> specific to generators. By your reasoning, any object that
> has any __xxx__ methods should have all its other methods
> turned into __xxx__ methods as well.

Indeed, I kind of mixed up generators with the wider family of iterators.

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