design question: generator object with other attributes

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Thu Mar 22 20:37:06 CET 2007

Alan Isaac wrote:
> Essentially I want a generator that I can query about
> its characteristics.  (E.g., a random number generator
> that I want to be able to ask about is distributional
> parameters.)
> I am thinking of a class that wraps a generator.
> An object of this class will have a ``next`` method that simply
> returns the value the object get by calling the wrapped
> generator.

You will probably also need to define

  def __iter__(self):
    return self

if I remember correctly.

Robert Kern

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 an underlying truth."
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