[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 279 revisited

David Abrahams David Abrahams" <david.abrahams@rcn.com
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 11:13:45 -0500


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Martelli" <aleax@aleax.it>

> > The new type is a numerator but that is a mouthful so the built-in
function
> > should be named numer(), just like iter() is short for iterator. If
people
>
> Nice.  I doubt it will fly, but among the alternatives mentioned so
far it
> gets my vote.

Blick. Abbrevs suck. Plus I don't want to re-use the sucky name enum for
something related to what 'C' and C++ use it for.

+1 for itemize
+0.8 for enumerate (in other contexts/languages/systems it just returns
the items in sequence like a python iterator does). OK, so round it up
to 1 if fractions are illegal.

-Dave