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

Benno benjl at
Fri Jun 14 09:33:10 CEST 2002

"David LeBlanc" <whisper at> wrote in message news:<mailman.1024021164.12598.python-list at>...
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> > [mailto:python-list-admin at]On Behalf Of Tim Peters
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> > 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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