[docs] [issue17494] References to stack bottom are confusing

Georg Brandl report at bugs.python.org
Thu Mar 21 07:20:08 CET 2013

Georg Brandl added the comment:

Sorry, I find your suggested termini more confusing.

* first/last: the first that was put onto the stack (i.e. bottom) or the first to be popped off (i.e. top)?

* root/terminal: that makes you think of trees, but a stack is not a tree.

top/bottom is the established wording for referring to a stack's positions, and its internal representation as a list is secondary.

nosy: +georg.brandl
resolution:  -> rejected
status: open -> closed

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