[Python-ideas] `__iter__` for queues?
g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue Jan 19 23:47:42 CET 2010
Am 19.01.2010 21:20, schrieb cool-RR:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Simon Brunning
> <simon at brunningonline.net
> <mailto:simon at brunningonline.net>> wrote:
> 2010/1/19 cool-RR <cool-rr at cool-rr.com
> <mailto:cool-rr at cool-rr.com>>:
> > Is there a reason that queues don't have an `__iter__` method? I
> mean both
> > `Queue.Queue` and `multiprocessing.Queue`.
> Could it be made threadsafe?
> Simon B.
> For me, iterating on the queue means just calling `get` repeatedly until
> it's empty. Now that I think about it, maybe this is not the most
> obvious meaning? I'm not sure now.
Your obvious queue iterator would call get(block=False) and stop on Empty.
The other obvious meaning is be to call get(block=True) forever. IMO they
are both too "obvious" to make a call -- an explicit while loop is better.
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