[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 279
Tue, 2 Apr 2002 18:47:13 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, Tim Peters wrote:
> > So now I'd like to choose between enumerate() and indexer(). Any
> > closing arguments?
> I'm leaving that quote anonymous so nobody gives it more or less weight than
> it deserves <wink>. I prefer enumerate(), because a transitive verb is more
> appropriate than a noun. OTOH, enumerate() is just a fancy pants way of
> saying "countoff()", which is nicely confusable with operator.countOf if
> you're tired <wink>.
I know i'm late for this party, but i'd like to introduce 'itemize()'.
"Everybody, itemize(). Itemize(), everybody. Pleased to meetcha, i'm
Nice thing about itemize is it turns values into key/value tuples, much
like .items() on various sequences.