[Python-Dev] Negative times behaviour in itertools.repeat for Python maintenance releases (2.7, 3.3 and maybe 3.4)

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Tue Jan 28 13:37:14 CET 2014

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 10:06:57PM -0800, Larry Hastings wrote:

> If I were writing it, it might well come out like this:
[snip example]

+1 on this wording, with one minor caveat:

>    .. note:  if "times" is specified using a keyword argument, and
>    provided with a negative value, repeat yields the object forever.
>    This is a bug, its use is unsupported, and this behavior may be
>    removed in a future version of Python.

How about changing "may be removed" to "will be removed", he asks 
hopefully? :-)


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