[Python-Dev] re: PEP 279 revisited

Alex Martelli aleax@aleax.it
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 14:10:47 +0200

On Wednesday 24 April 2002 14:04, Damien Morton wrote:
> Theres one word that was left out from the discussion.
> numerate()
> As far as I can tell, the dictionary meaning is pretty much the same as
> for enumerate, but theres a much stronger association with numbering
> things (especially for non-latin speakers).

I think the main use of 'numerate' is as an adjective meaning roughly
the same as 'literate' but about numbers/maths rather than about
'letters' (words/writing/reading/...).  Didn't know it was a verb in English
(in Italian the equivalent "numerare" exists, and means "associate numbers 
with" more strictly than "enumerare" does, so it _would_ be perfect for
a native speaker of Italian -- hardly an important issue, though).