[Python-Dev] unscriptable?

Steven steve at pearwood.info
Sat Apr 19 15:05:08 CEST 2008

On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 22:13:19 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Being indexable is subtly different from being subscriptable - the 
> former has stronger connotations of numeric indices and sequence-like 
> behaviour 

I dispute this. Indices aren't necessarily numeric (think of an A-Z 
file), and I don't believe you are correct about the connotations of
indexable being numeric or sequence-like. Think of index cards. 

With my maths background, I would expect that subscripts are (almost)
always numeric, e.g. x-subscript-i means the i-th x value, where i 
is a natural number.

+0 on keeping unsubscriptable.
+1 on changing it to unidexable.
-1 on keeping the current misspelling.

Steven D'Aprano

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