[Python-Dev] unsubscriptable vs object does not support indexing

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Sep 24 03:33:43 CEST 2009

Ben Finney wrote:

> It's a single operation as far as the parser is concerned, so there
> needs to be a single term for it. That term is “subscript”.

How about something like "does not support the [] operation".

This refers directly to the syntax involved, rather than
using a typographical term that is at best a metaphor when
applied to a language written linearly.


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