Has Next in Python Iterators

Felipe Bastos Nunes felipe.bastosn at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 13:36:41 CEST 2010

Looking in the documentation, only the StopIteration raises. I'd like
a hasNext() too. I'll see if it is easy to implement, but maybe it'sn
ot yet there coz for does the work greatly.

2010/10/21, Kelson Zawack <zawackkfb at gis.a-star.edu.sg>:
> I have been programing in python for a while now and by in large love
> it.  One thing I don't love though is that as far as I know iterators
> have no has_next type functionality.  As a result if I want to iterate
> until an element that might or might not be present is found I either
> wrap the while loop in a try block or break out of a for loop.  Since an
> iterator having an end is not actually an exceptional case and the for
> construct is really for iterating though the entirety of a list both of
> these solutions feel like greasy workarounds and thus not very
> pythonic.  Is there something I am missing?  Is there a reason python
> iterators don't have has_next functionality?  What is the standard
> solution to this problem?
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Felipe Bastos Nunes

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