Thoughts on PEP284

Tim Hochberg tim.hochberg at
Tue Sep 23 17:44:13 CEST 2003

M-a-S wrote:
>>>Some more looping thoughts - this time on integer for loops...
> I guess this should be a matter of optimization. Why don't the Python
> compiler recognize 'for <var> in [x]range(<from>,<till>):'? It should be
> pretty easy. Microsoft does marvels optimizing loops in C. Why an open
> source project like Python can't do it?

FWIW, Psyco recognizes this structure and removes the overhead 
associated with it.


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