I thought that itertools.chain.from_iterable isn't useful. cuz this only allow "single-nested iterable -- this will raise error when arg has non-nested element--" like below:: >>> from itertools import chain >>> chain.from_iterable() <itertools.chain object at 0x00000112D332BF98> >>> list(_) Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> TypeError: 'int' object is not iterable
and this can't unpack over double nest. >>> chain.from_iterable([[[1, 2]], [[4, 5]]]) <itertools.chain object at 0x00000112D3330B00> >>> list(_) [[1, 2], [4, 5]] So, I wanted to make "True chain.from_iterable". and this is it. def flatten(iterables, unpack=(list, tuple, set), peep=(list, tuple, set)): for element in iterables: try: if isinstance(element, unpack): if isinstance(element, peep): yield from flatten(element, unpack=unpack, peep=peep) else: yield from flatten(element, unpack=(), peep=()) elif isinstance(element, peep): yield type(element)(flatten(element, unpack=unpack, peep=peep)) else: raise TypeError except TypeError: yield element Reason why I didin't use type() is wanted to unpack type-object like "range" and I wanted to unpack user-defined-class/func. this is why I didin't use collections.Iterable to check instance. I know this will be destructed by itertools.count :( Please give me advice. And I wanna know why function like this is not in standard library. thx.
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