[Python-Dev] an oddball alternative name for enumerate()
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 10:45:09 -0400
Andrew Koenig writes:
> What does the function do? It attaches a serial number to each
> element of a sequence. So my first thought was that it should
> be named serialize(), but of course that sounds like it's related
> to parallel processing.
Or still worse, marshaling data to a stream.
> But what about inventory()? My mental image is of someone going
> around with a bunch of numbered stickers, attaching one to
> every relevant object.
Hmmm... sounds like this function, whatever it gets called, will
require a cartoon in the manual. ;-)
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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