Proposed new collection methods

Jeff Schwab jeffrey.schwab at
Sun Aug 7 06:08:09 CEST 2005

Robert Kern wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>> Christopher Subich wrote:
>>> Dear Zeus no.  Find can be defined as:
>>> def find(self, test=lambda x:1):
>>>    try:
>>>       item = (s for s in iter(self) if test(s)).next()
>>>    except StopIteration:
>>>       raise ValueError('No matching items in list')
>> I would prefer that a find() operation return as soon as it locates an 
>> item that passes the test. This generator version tests every item.
> Pardon me, I am retarded.

Why are you retarded?  Isn't the above code O(n)?

Forgive me for not understanding, I'm still awfully new to Python 
(having come from Perl & C++), and I didn't see an explanation in the FAQ.

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