PEP 276 Simple Iterator for ints (fwd)

David Eppstein eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Mon Dec 10 23:15:46 CET 2001


In article <9v3b7u$f0ato$1 at fido.engr.sgi.com>, pj at sgi.com (Paul Jackson) 
wrote:

> Let me try this tack -- pray tell how does one verbalize
> (read out loud or subverbally) the line:
> 
>     for 0 <= i < 10:

I'd probably read it something like "for i between 0 and 10", throwing in 
appropriate "inclusive" and "exclusive" when it's important to be precise. 
Isn't x<y<z the "y between x and z" operator?

How do you read "if 0 <= i < 10" out loud?  I would probably read it as 
"if i is between 0 and 10".  Trying to sound out the symbols literally 
produces excess verbosity and bad grammar, and trying to correct the bad 
grammar produces something more closely resembling the C syntax "if (0 <= 
i && i < 10)".

Besides, this isn't Cobol, it doesn't have to sound like English.
-- 
David Eppstein       UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
eppstein at ics.uci.edu http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/



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