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

anatoly techtonik report at bugs.python.org
Thu Mar 21 17:11:44 CET 2013

anatoly techtonik added the comment:

stack = []

This is an appropriate explanation of the stack in Python, the first frame is the frame that was put in first.

root/terminal - if you know what a stack is, you won't confuse it with a tree, if you don't - then in my opinion your top/bottom terminology won't help to gain understanding. root/terminal removes the ambiguity.

right/left is also a good alternative. Nobody imagines a stack growing right to left.

resolution: rejected -> remind
status: closed -> pending

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