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

Paul Prescod
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:29:30 -0500

Peter Funk wrote:
> ...
> +1 on the concept.
> -1 on calling it 'zip' (I was first thinking of Info ZIP and zlib).
> -0 on calling it 'parallel' (makes me thinking of threads and processes).
> What about calling this function 'permute()'?

But zip is not permute!

zip( [0,1,2,3,4],[0,10,20,30,40])=[0,11,22,33,44]

Anyhow, I kind of like the names tuples() and lists(), as proposed by

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