generator expression works in shell, NameError in script

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Wed Jun 17 19:11:19 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 3:54 PM, ssc<steven.samuel.cole at> wrote:
> Wow! Didn't expect that kind of instant support. Thank you very much,
> I'll give both zip and enumerate a try.
> The code I've shown is actually copied pretty straight from a Django
> form class, but I didn't want to mention that as not to dilute the
> conversation. Don't think it matters, anyway. This is the relevant
> excerpt:
> from django.forms import Form
> class SignupForm(Form):
>    titles = ['Dr', 'Miss', 'Mr', 'Mrs', 'Ms',]
>    title_choices   = [(0, '')] + list((titles.index(t)+1, t) for t in
> titles)
> Now that I look at it again, it seems odd to me to not have the code
> e.g. in __init__(...), but just 'class-global'.
> Still, that does not seem a reason for titles not to be not defined,
> as I do define it just in the line above.
> Does the generator expression have its own little namespace or so ?

No, which leads to the common "WTF?" reaction upon seeing stuff like:

>>> funcs = ((lambda: x) for x in range(7))
>>> list_of = list(funcs)
>>> list_of[0]()


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