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

Skip Montanaro (Skip Montanaro)
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 09:40:23 -0500 (CDT)

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

Unfortunately, regardless of your background or mine, most of the unwashed
masses who will be (and are being) attracted to Python have only seen "zip"
in computer contexts as it relates to file compression.  To add weight to
the connection, Python now has a "zipfile" module...