permuting several lists (was Re: [Python-Dev] zip() and list-comprehension with commas)

Michael Hudson
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 09:27:50 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Peter Funk wrote:

> BTW:  How comes, that Ping very often invents or introduces very
> clever ideas and concepts, but also very often chooses unclear names
> for them? Is it just me not being a native english speaker?

In this case it's you not being a functional programmer; `zip' seems
perfectly natural to the part of my brain that speaks Haskell.

Think zip as in "zipper"; this more sense to me than naming a compression
algorithm "zip"...