PEP 276 and future iteration PEPs

James Althoff jamescalthoff at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 17 03:16:19 CET 2001


Thanks for your feedback.

I agree that the explicit index variable has some nice
advantages.  I'll try to get some more PEP work going
in early January (I'm on vacation for a little while.
:-).

Jim

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Alexis Layton wrote:

I also am in favor of the simple proposal submitted in
PEP 276.

For future iteration PEPs, I think I would be more
comfortable with 
explicit specification
of the index variable(s), as in

for i in 0 <= i < 5

as opposed to infering the loop variable as in

for 0 <= i < 5

But I would rather we had a broader class of integer
generator syntax such
as the much malinged [0 ... 5], especially if it can
properly describe 
non-terminating
generators. (or is that iterators? It's not really an
iterator until you 
put it in a loop...).



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