How to keep a function as a generator function when the yield operator is moved into its sub-functions??

weafon weafon at lbl.gov
Tue Jul 14 20:03:22 CEST 2009


Hi guys,

I have a question about the usage of yield. As shown in the below 
example, in general, if there is a code segment commonly used by two or 
more functions, we may isolate the segment into a function and then call 
it from other functions if necessary.

def func1():
    ....
    while(cond):
        .....
        commoncode()
        ...


def func2():
    ....
    while(cond):
        .....
        commoncode()
        ...

def commoncode()
    AAAA
    BBBB
    CCCC

However, if there is a 'yield' operation in the common code segment, the 
isolation causes that func1 and func2 become a non-generator function!! 
Although I can prevent such an isolation by just duplicating the segment 
in func1 and func2 to keep both of them being generator functions, the 
code may become ugly and hard to maintain particularly when coomoncode() 
is long.

The problem may be resolved if I can define the commoncode() as an 
inline function or marco. Unfortunately, inline and marco do not seems 
to be implemented in python. Thus, how can I isolate a common segment 
into a function when there are yield operations in the common segment?

Thanks,
Weafon








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