[Python-Dev] Clean way in python to test for None, empty, scalar, and list/ndarray? A prayer to the gods of Python

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sat Jun 15 15:15:12 CEST 2013

I never want to iterate, but I love slice syntax and indexing. Don't think you can have that w/o being able to loop over it can you? Maybe I'm just thinking slow since I just woke up. 

On Jun 15, 2013, at 8:53 AM, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:

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> On 06/14/2013 04:55 PM, R. David Murray wrote:
>> This I sort of agree with.  I've often enough wanted to know if
>> something is a non-string iterable.  But you'd have to decide if
>> bytes/bytearray is a sequence of integers or a scaler...
> In fifteen years of Python programming, I have literally *never* wanted
> to iterate over 'str' (or now 'bytes').  I've always considered the fact
> that Python made them iterable by default (rather than e.g. defining a
> method / property to get to an iterable "view" on the underlying string)
> a wart and a serious bug magnet.
> Tres.
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