generator expressions: performance anomaly?

Antoon Pardon apardon at
Wed Jan 19 15:55:23 CET 2005

Op 2005-01-19, Steve Holden schreef <steve at>:
> Antoon Pardon wrote:
>> Op 2005-01-18, Steve Holden schreef <steve at>:
> [...]
>> But you do have a point that I have a tendency to put salt on
>> any snail. I'll try to restrain myself a bit more in the future.
> Finally! :-)
> I find I like you much better after this reflective response. Thanks for 
> taking the time to read my snarking and respond to it.
> "A tendency to put salt on any snail" is a nice phrase I've never come 
> across before. Is it specifically Belgian?

It is a literal translation of a dutch idiom: "Op alle slakken zout
leggen". Most people in Belgium speak dutch although foreigner often
seem to think we all speak native French.

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