[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 279

David Abrahams David Abrahams" <david.abrahams@rcn.com
Thu, 4 Apr 2002 09:00:15 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick K. O'Brien" <pobrien@orbtech.com>

> Maybe a more generous dictionary would help. <0.5 wink>
> http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=enumerate
> Included in the Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary are phrases
such as:
> "to tell by numbers; to count over, or tell off one after another; to
> mention one by one; to name over; to make a special and separate
account of"
> Sounds close enough to me. Extremely close, actually.

I agree.

> And I don't think
> we'll find anything better.

Enumerat's OK with me, but I want to put in another plug for itemize(),
which is in the thesaurus as a synonym. Think of what an itemized list
is, for example:

1. foo
2. bar
3. baz
4. ...