Python style.

Johann Hibschman johann at
Wed May 10 17:18:32 CEST 2000

Markus Stenberg writes:

> "Fredrik Lundh" <effbot at> writes:
> <snip>

>> for item1 in list1; item2 in list2:
>> ...

> Ugh.. that looks bit obscure - why sudden use of ; for example?

> I'd like something like

> for item1, item2 in list1, list2:

> That'd be consistent with current tuple action as well, and just some
> appearance-related glue compared to the normal map(None, list1, list2)
> case.

Actually, no, not really.  The problem is that "list1, list2" is
already a valid tuple-building expression, so we can't use that as
special syntax.  People happliy write

for i in 1, 2, 3:
  print i

What you really want is something like:

for item1, item2 in transpose((list1, list2)):

to go from a tuple of two lists to a list of many tuples.  That's what
that awful map None does.


Johann Hibschman                           johann at

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