Zip makes sense! was: Re: why not "'in' in 'in'"?

Benno benjl at cse.unsw.edu.au
Fri Jun 14 09:33:10 CEST 2002


"David LeBlanc" <whisper at oz.net> wrote in message news:<mailman.1024021164.12598.python-list at python.org>...
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> > [mailto:python-list-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Tim Peters
> > Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 18:57
> > To: python-list at python.org
> > Cc: Grant Griffin
> > Subject: RE: why not "'in' in 'in'"?
> >

<snip discusion about 'in'>
 
> Hmmm... How about calling it "contains" instead of "in"? "if 'feefifofum'
> contains 'fi'" seems nicer then "if 'fi' in 'feefifofum'" maybe?
> 
> Of course maybe this makes too much sense for a language where zip has zip
> to do with compression and yield nothing to do with threads.


I'm guessing you are mentioning this fairly tounge in cheek, however zip makes
a lot of sense to anyone coming from Haskell. If I was after the zip compression
algorithm i would look in the hypothetical compression package.

it-made-perfect-sense-to-me-ing-ly yours Benno



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