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Re: Misuse of list comprehensions?

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 7:09 PM, Delaney, Timothy (Tim)
Ian Kelly wrote:
>It sounds like the wasteful list creation is the biggest objection to
using a list comprehension. I'm curious what people think of this
alternative, which avoids populating the list by using a generator
expression instead (apart from the fact that this is still quadratic,
which I'm aware of).

def compress(s):
new = []
filter(None, (new.append(c) for c in s if c not in new))
return ''.join(new)

Are you aware that filter() returns a list populated from its arguments?
Yes. In this case, it returns an empty list.
Jun 27 '08 #1
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