[Python-Dev] PEP 279 revisited

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 20:25:14 -0400

See http://python.org/peps/pep-0279.html

There's one nagging issue that I'd like to revisit.  I think I still
like the name itemize() better than enumerate(), even though itemize()
reminds some people of items().  Somehow that doesn't strike me as a
strong argument: the words look pretty different to me.  I like
itemize() better because (a) it's shorter, and (b) the LaTeX command
"\itemize" can produce numbered lists (it can also produce bulleted
lists).  I'm ready to open this one for a vote. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)