Python Metalanguage confusticates and bebothers me...

Albert Wagner alwagner at
Thu Sep 7 03:54:59 CEST 2000

Erik Max Francis wrote:
<snip>...  _Tuple_ is a mathematical term for an element
> of a Cartesian product of sets -- in fact, they're called "ordered
> tuples."  The general count is n-tuple; a 2-tuple is a pair, and a
> 3-tuple is a triplet.  Maybe you were mixing up _triple_ and _tuple_?
No kidding?  I thought it was a medical term from pediatrics:
quintuplets, sextuplets, etc.

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We are borrowing it from our children.

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