Consume an iterable

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Sat Jan 23 14:32:37 CET 2010

Muhammad Alkarouri wrote:

> The next function performs much better. It is also much more direct
> for the purposes of consume and much more understandable (at least for
> me) as it doesn't require a specialized data structure which is
> subsequently not used as such.
> I am thus inclined to report it as a python documentation enhancement
> (bug) request. Any comments?

I would support that as a the deque(..., maxlen=0) trick is a bit too clever 
for my taste.


PS: Remember to include the bug fix for n=0 if you proceed.

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