Standard @iter module unfriendly to collection builders

Jason Orendorff jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 13:42:20 PST 2011


On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Erik Arvidsson
<erik.arvidsson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Another thing to consider is whether these functions belong in an iter
> module or in a reflect module? I'm leaning towards the letter.

I completely agree.

for-of should be the tool for iterating over collections.

We should make it super easy to get a collection of an object's properties.

The right name for that facility is @reflect or @inspect, not @iter.
The appropriate Python analog is the inspect module, not itertools.
  http://docs.python.org/library/inspect.html

-j


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