How different are a generator's send and next methods

Simon Forman sajmikins at
Thu Oct 1 20:10:48 CEST 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Andrey Fedorov <anfedorov at> wrote:
> As far as I can tell, a generator's .next() is equivalent to .send(None). Is
> this true?

They are equivalent AFAIK.

> If so, [why] aren't they unified in a method with a single argument which defaults
> to None?
> - Andrey

next() predates send().

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