[Python-ideas] Introduce collections.Reiterable
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Sat Sep 21 08:36:57 CEST 2013
On 09/20/2013 11:21 PM, Neil Girdhar wrote:
> No one suggested removing __getitem__. Some people have suggested deprecating (without removing) the sequence protocol.
> Do you know of any object that relies on the sequence protocol? That is, that implements __getitem__ without
> implementing __iter__ (or using a mixin like collections.Sequence to provide __iter__)?
The goal of deprecation is removal.
Any item that supports index access, such as lists, tuples, and dictionaries, needs __getitem__. Iteration is not the
only way to access an iterable object.
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