[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 279 revisited

David Ascher DavidA@ActiveState.com
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 10:05:15 -0700

Alex Martelli wrote:

>On Wednesday 24 April 2002 07:08, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>	...
>>I don't know about the assertion that enumerate() is clearly going to
>>create numbers; the word is uncommon enough that most people might not
>>have any preconceived notion of it (certainly not people whose first
>>language is not English), 
>It has a Latin root ("numerus" == "number"), so people whose first language
>is a Romance one are well placed in this way.  
Which is probably why I brought up this point originally.  I'll be 
damned.  My latin teacher was right.  Latin and etymology classes _were_ 
going to be useful after all! =)

--davidatum ascherus