Callable-iterator is not callable ;-)

Just just at
Sun Feb 9 13:06:25 CET 2003

In article <mailman.1044791844.1051.python-list at>,
 Roman Suzi <rnd at> wrote:

> """
> >>> re.finditer("[0-9]", text)(1)
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> TypeError: 'callable-iterator' object is not callable
> """
> Interesting, why is it named callable then?

It's not the interator that is callable, it's an iterator _for_ a 
callable. I agree it's confusing...

  >>> print iter.__doc__
  iter(collection) -> iterator
  iter(callable, sentinel) -> iterator

  Get an iterator from an object.  In the first form, the argument must
  supply its own iterator, or be a sequence.
  In the second form, the callable is called until it returns the


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