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