[Python-Dev] re: PEP 279 revisited

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 09:38:53 -0700

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I'm +/- 0 on this.  It saves a letter and may indeed suggest numbering
> more closely, but it's an even more obscure word than enumerate().

Is not obscurity a sort of virtue? If it hasn't been used in the
languages space then it has no mental baggage. Compare with "Big
endian", as obscure a reference as you'll find in computer science, I
think. Or "thunk": a made-up word.

 Paul Prescod