How to identify generator/iterator objects?

Paddy paddy3118 at netscape.net
Wed Oct 25 21:54:07 CEST 2006


Kenneth McDonald wrote:
> I'm trying to write a 'flatten' generator which, when give a
> generator/iterator that can yield iterators, generators, and other data
> types, will 'flatten' everything so that it in turns yields stuff by
> simply yielding the instances of other types, and recursively yields the
> stuff yielded by the gen/iter objects.
>
> To do this, I need to determine (as fair as I can see), what are
> generator and iterator objects. Unfortunately:
>
>  >>> iter("abc")
> <iterator object at 0x61d90>
>  >>> def f(x):
> ...     for s in x: yield s
> ...
>  >>> f
> <function f at 0x58230>
>  >>> f.__class__
> <type 'function'>
>
> So while I can identify iterators, I can't identify generators by class.
>
> Is there a way to do this? Or perhaps another (better) way to achieve
> this flattening effect? itertools doesn't seem to have anything that
> will do it.
>
> Thanks,
> Ken

>>> def f(x):
... 	for s in x: yield s
... 	
>>> f([1])
<generator object at 0x01388E18>

?
- Paddy.




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