Little novice program written in Python

Robert Bossy Robert.Bossy at jouy.inra.fr
Fri Apr 25 15:05:20 CEST 2008


Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch wrote:
>> Indeed. Would it be a sensible proposal that sequence slices should 
>> return an iterator instead of a list?
>>     
>
> I don't think so as that would break tons of code that relies on the
> current behavior.  Take a look at `itertools.islice()` if you want/need
> an iterator.
A pity, imvho. Though I can live with islice() even if it is not as 
powerful as the [:] notation.

RB



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