a few extensions for the itertools

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Mon Nov 20 09:25:06 CET 2006

Mathias Panzenboeck <e0427417 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:

> take(n,iterable) -> iterator
>      returns a iterator over the first n
>      elements of the iterator

Isn't this just the same as itertools.islice(iterable, n) ?

> drop(n,iterable) -> iterable
>      drops the first n elemetns of iterable and
>      return a iterator over the rest

and this looks to be the same as itertools.islice(iterable, n, None)

Can you give use cases for 'heads' and 'tails'? I'm curious why you would 
want them.

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