Itertools question: how to call a function n times?

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at
Thu Jul 19 18:03:26 CEST 2007

Matthew Wilson a écrit :
> I want to write a function that each time it gets called, it returns a
> random choice of 1 to 5 words from a list of words.
> I can write this easily using for loops and random.choice(wordlist) and
> random.randint(1, 5).
> But I want to know how to do this using itertools, since I don't like
> manually doing stuff like:
>     phrase = list()
>     for i in random.randint(1, 5):
>         phrase.append(random.choice(wordlist))

what's wrong with:

phrases = [random.choice(wordList) for i in random.randint(1, 5)]

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