PEP 255: Simple Generators

David Eppstein eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Fri Jun 29 06:45:49 CEST 2001


In article <mailman.993373609.20265.python-list at python.org>,
 "Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote:

> Tail-recursion is pretty much insane for that in Python, as
> processing list[0] then recursing on list[1:] turns a speedy task into a
> quadratic-time mess.

So, back to the topic of PEP255: am I the only one bothered by the fact 
that the inorder example in the PEP is quadratic time, and that it seems 
difficult to use simple generators to yield a tree's nodes in inorder in 
linear time?
-- 
David Eppstein       UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
eppstein at ics.uci.edu http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/



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