[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 279

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Tue, 2 Apr 2002 00:11:56 -0500

>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

    GvR> So now I'd like to choose between enumerate() and indexer().
    GvR> Any closing arguments?

Let me enumerate the reasons while I like the one I do:

1. it clearly describes the action being performed

2. see #1

3. it is a verb, which (to me) seems more preferable than a noun

4. there is /no/ ... number 4

5. indexer() seems too tied to search engines

6. Need I say more? :)