who uses Python or Ruby, and for what?

Michael Hudson mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Wed May 2 00:30:18 CEST 2001


"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> writes:

> Python has always had iterators, implemented as forward-only
> sequences.  The new iterator model doesn't add anything that
> you haven't been able to do before; it just makes things a bit
> easier to implement and use.

Mind you, if someone had implemented the necessary gee-whizzery to
make 

for line in file:
    ...

do what it will do in Python 2.2 (i.e. making a file object a sequence
& all that) I suspect that we'd all have looked at him/her a little
strangely.

Cheers,
M.

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