PEP 255: Simple Generators

Ben Wolfson rumjuggler at cryptarchy.org
Wed Jun 20 20:13:09 CEST 2001


On Tue, 19 Jun 2001 20:19:29 -0400, "Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote:

>The title of the PEP is "Simple Generators", and the adjective is important:
>these will never make it in if they explode anyone's head, and this isn't
>meant to be esoteric wizard stuff but useful to everyday programmers.

Wouldn't it be just as useful, or possibly more, if the generators allowed
brain explosion for those who wanted it, but could still be used simply by
those who didn't?  Is it necessarily the case that adding the capability
for more complex use removes the possibility of ordinary use?

--
Barnabas T. Rumjuggler
Yet when he came down from the mountain, he had not gained any wisdom.  
In no way had he been able to solve the riddle of this story.  And he had
lost his faith.  But he had discovered that he had an affinity for
Dixieland music. -- Joe Frank, "The Road to Calvary"



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