PEP 276 Simple Iterator for ints (fwd)

Fernando Pérez fperez528 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 27 01:58:34 CET 2001


David Eppstein wrote:


>> (for i in [0, 1, .. 5] ).  Especially this latter would
>> definitely be understandable to anyone, IMHO.
> 
> Your final option is very close to my suggestion, much earlier in
> this thread, which seems to be disliked by many due to its requiring
> closed intervals while other Python features use half-open ones.

well, while on the topic why not go for full math notation?
for i in [0,1,..,5), (0,1,..,5], etc.

That would satisfy all math options for semi-open, semi-closed 
intervals, and send every brace-matching text editor on the face of 
this planet into a fit :-)

I get a feeling this PEP isn't going to get too far...

Cheers,

f.

It's late. Time to go to bed.



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