Interesting list() un-optimization
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Fri Mar 8 18:59:22 CET 2013
On Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:20:11 -0500, Roy Smith wrote:
> I stumbled upon an interesting bit of trivia concerning lists and list
> comprehensions today.
> We use mongoengine as a database model layer. A mongoengine query
> returns an iterable object called a QuerySet. The "obvious" way to
> create a list of the query results would be:
> my_objects = list(my_query_set)
> and, indeed, that works. But, then I found this code:
> my_objects = [obj for obj in my_query_set]
> which seemed a bit silly. I called over the guy who wrote it and asked
> him why he didn't just write it using list(). I was astounded when it
> turned out there's a good reason!
And why was that not documented in the code?
I hope you took this fellow out and gave him a damned good thrashing!
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