[Python-ideas] data structures should have an .any() method

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Sep 6 10:18:53 CEST 2009

Greg Ewing schrieb:
> Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> That said, I'm -0 on the idea overall. If someone actually needs it, it
>> isn't particularly hard for them to write their own getany() function.
> There's a situation where the need to do this kind of
> thing actually arises fairly frequently -- retrieving
> things from a relational database. Often you're
> expecting exactly one result from a query, but the
> API always gives you a sequence, which you then have
> to get the first item from. Doing that over and
> over again gets rather tedious.

But if it's a sequence, you can simply do s[0], can't you?


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