Guido van Rossum wrote:
I should really stay out of this (hundreds of messages and still bickering^Wbikeshedding :-), but I personally find strict=True less confusing than equal=True, both for zip() and for map(). If I didn't know what was going on, seeing equal=True would make me wonder about whether equality between the elements might be involved somehow. On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 9:42 PM Christopher Barker firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 6:17 PM Steven D'Aprano email@example.com wrote: map(func, x, y, strict=True) # ?
Admittedly the word "strict" in the context of map would be rather confusing. This a really good argument for "equal" rather than "strict". Sorry, I'm not seeing why this would be confusing for map but not zip. And "equal" might suggest that x and y need to be equal. of course it would be confusing for zip. I and others have been advocating for "equal" over "strict" for a whiie. this is yet another argument. Since I never liked "strict", I'm not sure I can argue why it might be more confusing or map than zip :-) Perhaps "truncate" or even "trunc" is a better keyword than either strict or equal. Not that I'm arguing for a keyword here. But it wouldn't be truncating anything. If we want to be wordy, equal_length would do it -- but I wouldn't want to be that wordy.
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What about `even` as "equal in number or amount"?