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

Ken Manheimer
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 21:47:33 -0400 (EDT)


> I looked in a thesaurus and found a few potential alternatives:
> twine
> entwine
> intertwine
> interweave
> interlace
> interspeerse
> If none of these appeal, I say let's use zip and end this impossibly
> long thread.

I have real doubts about using zip because of the extremely prominent
"compression" connotations - it's one of the few things that neophyte as
well as experienced computer users are exposed to, with winzip etc.

I actually like interlace a lot.

I also like "furl" - especially when you say it: "Furl.  Furl.  Furl."