On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Jim Fulton <j...@zope.com> wrote:
> There's a test for storage iterators that verifies that they raise
> a special exception that extends StopIteration and IndexError.
> This makes storage iterators a bit harder to implement than
> necessary.
> Does anyone know of a reason why we should have to raise
> a special error that raises IndexErrors?

Not really. It sounds like it's trying to do both new-style iterators
(via __iter__ / next / StopIteration) and old-style iteration (via
__getitem__ / IndexError) at once.

>From http://docs.python.org/reference/datamodel.html about
"object.__getitem__(self, key)": Note for loops expect that an
IndexError will be raised for illegal indexes to allow proper
detection of the end of the sequence.

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