Why is this legal?
Michael George Lerner
mlerner at NOumichSPAM.edu
Wed Sep 8 17:05:02 EDT 2004
I tracked down a bug today that boiled down the "undecorate" part of
cluster = [(c.resi,c) for c in cluster] # decorate
cluster.sort() # sort
cluster = [c for (c.resi,c) in cluster] # undecorate
That last line actually assigns c.resi for each c in cluster.
Here's a simple example of the same thing:
[mlerner at localhost mlerner]$ python
Python 2.3b2 (#1, Jul 3 2003, 14:20:37)
[GCC 3.2.2 (Mandrake Linux 9.1 3.2.2-3mdk)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> class Foo: pass
>>> f1 = Foo(); f2 = Foo()
>>> f1.x = 'go'; f2.x = 'od'
>>> things = [f for (f,f.x) in [(f1,'bo'),(f2,'gus')]]
Is there any reason you'd ever want to do this?
I use pychecker, but I've never actually looked at how it works.
Would it be hard to make pychecker detect something like this?
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