Is current integer for-loop syntax a wart?

David Eppstein eppstein at
Fri Mar 8 19:34:29 CET 2002

On 3/8/02 10:26 AM -0800, Cromwell, Jeremy wrote:
> PEP 276 (Simple Iterator for ints) and PEP 284 (Integer for-loops), among
> others, are written from the perspective that the current integer for-loop
> syntax
>     for i in range(10):
> is a wart.  Is this true?

I think this is an inaccurate characterization of PEP 284 -- although it 
describes a unified syntax for all integer for-loops, the wart it's 
primarily addressed at is multi-parameter (not single-parameter) range.

David Eppstein       UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
eppstein at

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