iters on ints? (reducing the need for range/xrange)

Paul Rubin phr-n2001d at
Sat Nov 10 00:27:26 CET 2001

"Tim Peters" < at> writes:
> > for i in 10:
> >     doSomething(i)
> >...
> This isn't even half as disgusting as most people will say it is <wink>.  I
> rather like it!  Write a PEP.

The trouble is as someone else noted, "for i in 10" replaces "for i in
range(10)".  But how do you handle range(1,10)?  "for i in 1,10" does
precisely the wrong thing.

How about a way to use slices as iterators, with a little syntax so
you can say "for i in 1...10"?  1...10 would get parsed as a slice
object, that might or might not actually contain the Ellipsis.

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