[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 279

Ken Manheimer klm@zope.com
Tue, 2 Apr 2002 18:47:13 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, Tim Peters wrote:

> > So now I'd like to choose between enumerate() and indexer().  Any
> > closing arguments?
> I'm leaving that quote anonymous so nobody gives it more or less weight than
> it deserves <wink>.  I prefer enumerate(), because a transitive verb is more
> appropriate than a noun.  OTOH, enumerate() is just a fancy pants way of
> saying "countoff()", which is nicely confusable with operator.countOf if
> you're tired <wink>.

I know i'm late for this party, but i'd like to introduce 'itemize()'.

"Everybody, itemize().  Itemize(), everybody.  Pleased to meetcha, i'm 

Nice thing about itemize is it turns values into key/value tuples, much 
like .items() on various sequences.