If I have a list of objects that need to have an operation performed on each, is there a best practice in abstracting the loop or not?
Looping over list and call
def func(item): some_op(item) some_other_op(item) for item in items: func(item)
Call method and loop internally
def func(items): for item in items: some_op(item) some_other_op(item) func(items)
Iteration takes place in both, so I think it would come down to compiler settings because of all the calls to
func. Other than reducing function calls, I think #2 allows for not re-writing the loop elsewhere if another method needs to call
func; it can just pass a container of arbitrary size.
Is there any merit to one over the other?