[Python-ideas] os.listdir iteration support
ntoronto at cs.byu.edu
Fri Nov 23 08:18:37 CET 2007
Adam Atlas wrote:
> On 22 Nov 2007, at 23:59, Aahz wrote:
>> Because the list needs to be created in the first place
> How so?
It doesn't, actually. On Windows, os.listdir uses FindFirstFile and
FindNextFile, on OS2 it's DosFindFirst and DosFindNext, and on
everything else it's Posix opendir and readdir. All of these are
incremental, so a generator is the most natural way to expose the
That's just a set of facts and a single opinion. Past that I personally
have no preference.
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