On Mon, Oct 17, 2016, at 14:38, David Mertz wrote:
> What you're saying is EXACTLY 180 deg reversed from the truth.  It's
> *precisely* because it doesn't need the extra complication that
> `flatten()`
> is more flexible and powerful.  I have no idea what your example is meant
> to do, but the actual correspondence is:
>   [f(x) for x in flatten(it)]

No, it's not.

For a more concrete example:

[*range(x) for x in range(4)]
[0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 2]

There is simply no way to get there by using flatten(range(4)). The only
way flatten *without* a generator expression can serve the same use
cases as this proposal is for comprehensions of the *exact* form [*x for
x in y]. For all other cases you'd need list(flatten(...generator
expression without star...)).
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