What about an EXPLICIT naming scheme for built-ins?

Andrew Dalke adalke at mindspring.com
Sun Sep 5 23:37:07 CEST 2004


Alex Martelli wrote:
> Or, vastly better IMHO, one could equivalently code.
> 
> reversed_list = list(reversed(mylist))
> 
> I don't understand why some people want to use list comprehensions 
> instead of simple calls to list().

As for me, it's because until recently with generators
I very rarely used list() while I frequently use list
comprehensions.  When I think "I need a list" I therefore
am more prone to remember comprehensions first.

With generators becoming more common it's been easier
for me to remember that list() is the appropriate solution.


   "There should be one -- and preferably only one --
      obvious way to do it."

Does that suggest that we should have had list() +
generator comprehensions and not have list comprehensions?

				Andrew
				dalke at dalkescientific.com





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