list comprehension question
J Kenneth King
james at agentultra.com
Wed May 6 09:48:51 EDT 2009
Emile van Sebille <emile at fenx.com> writes:
> On 5/5/2009 9:15 AM J Kenneth King said...
>> List comprehensions can make a reader of your code apprehensive
>> because it can read like a run-on sentence and thus be difficult to
>> parse. The Python documentation discourages their use and I believe
>> for good reason.
> Can you provide a link for this? I'd like to see specifically what's
> being discouraged, as I'd be surprised to find routine usage frowned
"If you’ve got the stomach for it, list comprehensions can be
nested. They are a powerful tool but – like all powerful tools – they
need to be used carefully, if at all."
"In real world, you should prefer builtin functions to complex flow
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