Generator naming convention?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Wed Jun 28 22:10:47 CEST 2006

aurora00 at schrieb:
> I use generators a lot. E.g.
> def gen_words(text)
>   ... parse text ...
>   yield each word in text
> for word in gen_words(text):
>   print word
> I don't like the name gen_xxx() very much. Looking for some inspiration
> to name generators. Here are some of my ideas:
>   enumerate_words
>   gen_words
>   generate_words
>   parse_words
>   walk_words
> Any idea? Do you have a naming convention for generators?

No. From my POV, a generator is not different from any other method 
returning a list. I don't care if the implementation is

def words():
    return ["dies", "ist", "das", "Haus", "vom", "Nikolaus"]


def words():
    for w in ["dies", "ist", "das", "Haus", "vom", "Nikolaus"]:
        yield w



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