[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 279

Raymond Hettinger python@rcn.com
Wed, 3 Apr 2002 10:34:51 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Guido van Rossum" <guido@python.org>
> 0. itemize
> 1. enumerate

After the conversation on names, are you ready to choose between
enumerate(), enum(), and itemize()?

enumerate -- I like this one best because it does what it says.  Liked by
most of the py-dev respondants.

enum --  I like this one too.  A tiny bit of clarity traded for pithiness
(like dict vs dictionary).  Must rhyme with 'doom', not with 'dumb' <grin>.

itemize -- Could be confusing since amap.items() != list(itemize(amap)).
Unfortunate association with income taxes :(

Raymond Hettinger, CPA