[Python-Dev] unscriptable?

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Apr 20 01:03:17 CEST 2008

Steven writes:
 > 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 

 > 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.

I don't think you can get general agreement on which tend to connote
numerical indicies more.  On the other hand, in many contexts "index"
is a general concept, while "subscript" is a typographical convention
for representing an index.

+1 on indexable
+0.5 on subscriptable
-0.1 on scriptable

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