PEP 255: Simple Generators

Tim Peters tim.one at home.com
Wed Jun 20 01:32:11 CEST 2001


[Erik Max Francis]
> This is an extremely clever idea.

Indeed it is, but you can thank Ralph Griswold (Icon's dad) for most of the
Python inspiration; Sather and CLU played indirect roles (most visibly, both
of those use "yield"; Icon uses "suspend").  Note that in Knuth's
terminology, they're simply "semi-coroutines".  These ideas used to be more
common in programming!  We're just trying to bring Python up to 1960 <wink>.






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