need help on need help on generator...
aleaxit at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 22 04:20:36 EST 2005
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> 5. Several builtin functions return iterators rather than lists, specifically
> xrange(), enumerate() and reversed(). Other builtins that yield sequences
> (range(), sorted(), zip()) return lists.
Yes for enumerate and reversed, no for xrange:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
AttributeError: 'xrange' object has no attribute 'next'
it SHOULD return an iterator, no doubt, but it doesn't (can't, for
backwards compatibility reasons). Neither does it return a list: it
returns "an `xrange' object", a specialized type that's not an iterator,
though it's iterable. It's a type, btw:
so it's not surprising that calling it returns instances of it
(enumerate and reversed are also types, but *WITH* 'next'...).
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