[Python-ideas] Add stop=exception option to next() (was Re: PEP 479 and take())

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sun Dec 14 03:31:11 CET 2014

On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Raymond Hettinger <
raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> wrote:

> For Christmas, it would be a nice gift if Guido could put an end to this
> line of thinking.   The conversations are difficult because several of the
> participants are deeply convinced that there is something fundamentally
> wrong with StopIteration.  I don't think any of them can easily be
> convinced to the leave the iterator protocol alone and to continue enjoying
> one of our best success stories.

It ends with PEP 479. I have no intention to let this go any further. I am
now going to mute any further threads on the topic, and I recommend you do
the same, Raymond. Happy holidays!

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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