[Python-3000] Need help completing ABC pep

Jan Grant jan.grant at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Apr 20 11:21:39 CEST 2007

On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, Talin wrote:

> Brett Cannon wrote:
> > On 4/19/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> >> On 4/19/07, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> >>> I really don't like the name of Finite.  When I read the name before
> >>> knowing what it represented I really had no clue what it represented.
> >>> In hindsight it makes sense, but it not immediately obvious.
> >> I have been playing with Sizeable and Lengthy, but rejected both as
> >> being too cute. Other suggestions?
> >>
> > 
> > Umm, Sized?  =)  Basically, no, I don't have a better suggestion.
> Hmmm.
> "Countable" or "Enumerable" come to mind. "Enumerable" might be 
> confusing, however, since some languages use that word to mean "Iterable".
> Other words that come to mind are "Dimension" and "Extent", although I'm 
> not sure how to turn them into adjectives.

"Bounded?" I was going to suggest that all reifications of 
"infinite sequences" in a running program are, in practice, finite but 

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