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Author ethan.furman
Recipients Claudiu.Popa, belopolsky, christian.heimes, ethan.furman, ionelmc, jedwards, llllllllll, terry.reedy
Date 2015-04-18.16:23:17
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Your example shows /having/ an iterator, while mine is /being/ an iterator.

A simple iterator:

  # iterator protocol
  class uc_iter():
      def __init__(self, text):
          self.text = text
          self.index = 0
      def __iter__(self):
          return self
      def __next__(self):
              result = self.text[self.index].upper()
          except IndexError:
              raise StopIteration
          self.index += 1
          return result

  ucii = uc_iter('abc')

I believe your over-arching goal is a proxy class?

  class GenericProxy:
      def __init__(self, proxied):
          self.proxied = proxied
      # in case proxied is an __iter__ iterator
      def __iter__(self):
          if not hasattr(self.proxied, '__iter__'):
              raise AttributeError
              return self
      def __next__(self):
          if not hasattr(self.proxied, '__next__'):
              raise AttributeError
              return next(self.proxied)

and then two proxies to test -- a non-iterable and an iterable:

  gp_ni = GenericProxy(object())
  gp_ucii = GenericProxy(ucii)

and a quick harness:

      for _ in iter(gp_ni):
  except Exception as e:

      for _ in iter(gp_ucii):
  except Exception as e:

Note: the presence/absence of iter() makes no difference to the results below.

The non-iterable gives the correct error:  'GenericProxy' object is not iterable

But the iterable gives:  'GenericProxy' object is not callable

That error message is a result of the iter machinery grabbing the __next__ attribute and trying to call it, but property attributes are not callable.

In other words, iter() does not "honor the descriptor protocol".

So now we have two: callable() and iter().  How many more are there?
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