Possible File iteration bug

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Sun Jul 17 01:28:40 CEST 2011

On 16Jul2011 13:42, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
| Billy Mays wrote:
| > I was thinking that a convenient solution to this problem would be to
| > introduce a new Exception call PauseIteration, which would signal to the
| > caller that there is no more data for now, but not to close down the
| > generator entirely.
| It never fails to amuse me how often people consider it "convenient" to add
| new built-in functionality to Python to solve every little issue. As
| pie-in-the-sky wishful-thinking, it can be fun, but people often mean it to
| be taken seriously.
| Okay, we've come up with the solution of a new exception, PauseIteration,
| that the iterator protocol will recognise.

One might suggest that Billy could wrp his generator in a Queue(1) and
use the .empty() test, and/or raise his own PauseIteration from the
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743

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