[Python-ideas] Membership of infinite iterators
k7hoven at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 12:06:04 EDT 2017
On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:56 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, looks like I've lost track of what this thread is about then.
> Sorry for the noise.
No worries. I'm not sure I can tell what this thread is about either.
Different people seem to have different ideas about that.
My most recent point was that __contains__ already has to allow Python code
to run on each iteration, so it is not the kind of code that Nick was
referring to, and which I'm not convinced even exists.
> On 18 October 2017 at 16:40, Koos Zevenhoven <k7hoven at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:36 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 18 October 2017 at 16:27, Koos Zevenhoven <k7hoven at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > So you're talking about code that would make a C-implemented Python
> >> > iterable
> >> > of strictly C-implemented Python objects and then pass this to
> >> > C-implemented like list(..) or sum(..), while expecting no Python code
> >> > to be
> >> > run or signals to be checked anywhere while doing it. I'm not really
> >> > convinced that such code exists. But if such code does exist, it
> >> > like
> >> > the code is heavily dependent on implementation details.
> >> Well, the OP specifically noted that he had recently encountered
> >> precisely that situation:
> >> """
> >> I recently came across a bug where checking negative membership
> >> (__contains__ returns False) of an infinite iterator will freeze the
> >> program.
> >> """
> > No, __contains__ does not expect no python code to be run, because Python
> > code *can* run, as Serhiy in fact already demonstrated for another
> > On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 3:53 PM, Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> 18.10.17 13:22, Nick Coghlan пише:
> >>> 2.. These particular cases can be addressed locally using existing
> >>> protocols, so the chances of negative side effects are low
> >> Only the particular case `count() in count()` can be addressed without
> >> breaking the following examples:
> >> >>> class C:
> >> ... def __init__(self, count):
> >> ... self.count = count
> >> ... def __eq__(self, other):
> >> ... print(self.count, other)
> >> ... if not self.count:
> >> ... return True
> >> ... self.count -= 1
> >> ... return False
> >> ...
> >> >>> import itertools
> >> >>> C(5) in itertools.count()
> >> 5 0
> >> 4 1
> >> 3 2
> >> 2 3
> >> 1 4
> >> 0 5
> >> True
> > Clearly, Python code *does* run from within
> > ––Koos
> > --
> > + Koos Zevenhoven + http://twitter.com/k7hoven +
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