[Python-Dev] re: list comprehension / pop quiz
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 08:07:29 -0400 (EDT)
> > I don't think that using a function called "xmap" to build tuples is
> > very intuitive to start with. What's so wrong with a builtin called
> > "tuples()"?
1. Trailing single-character difference between "tuple()" and "tuples()".
(We'd take marks off students for naming things this way, wouldn't we?)
2. Need separate functions for creating tuples, lists, dicts, etc. I
liked Ken M.'s idea of one function that took a type argument, and
stitched/married/wove/welded/whatever'd its arguments to create
something of that type, as it would require only one new function.