How do I initialize a list please?

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Wed Jan 1 02:35:59 CET 2003


Mike C. Fletcher wrote:
> Well, although it's less compact, I kinda like this approach for 
> list-initialisation w/ list comps because it uses the same paradigm 
> everywhere (instead of mults in one place and comps in another). 
> Downside is that it's more verbose, and may freak some of the peanut 
> gallery out ;) .  When you come to change the comprehension to do 
> something more (such as include i or j in the result), it's just a 
> matter of changing the output fragment...
> 
> newstructure = [
>    [ 1.0  for i in range(10) ]
>    for j in range(10)
> ]

Absolutely, Mike, I agree.

I just could not extend to this, since an obvious
one-liner must live in a short message, or it
will miss its desired effect.
I was waiting for this, thanks for chiming in.

the-opposite-would-require-a-deep-multiply-
   -operator-and-happy-new-year-ly y'rs - chris

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