[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 279 revisited

Alex Martelli aleax@aleax.it
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 09:07:53 +0200

On Wednesday 24 April 2002 07:02, Greg Ewing wrote:
> There doesn't seem to be any single English word that
> captures all of what we mean without ambiguity.

Not a single VERB -- adjective "numbered" might do.  Unfortunately
the verb "to number" (from which the adjective comes as the past
participle) is ambiguous when used as a function name (as noun
"number" confusingly comes to mind instead, since it's an usage vastly
more common).