[Python-Dev] what to call this zip() function?

esr@thyrsus.com esr@thyrsus.com
Sun, 16 Jul 2000 02:27:38 -0400

Skip Montanaro <skip@mojam.com>:
> Nothing has really jumped out as the "right" way to express the proposed
> builtin that does 
>     map(None, l1, l2, l3, l4)
> How about collate?  What we're doing is effectively what a copy machine does 
> when it collates multiple copies of its input...

At least as good as "knit" and "plait".  Better than "weave" (sorry, Barry)
and without the unhelpful connotations of "marry" and "zip".  A bit long,
		<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr">Eric S. Raymond</a>

Everything you know is wrong.  But some of it is a useful first approximation.