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

David LeBlanc whisper at oz.net
Fri Jun 14 10:33:30 CEST 2002


Haskell - that's a mountain range in New York state? :p)

David LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA 

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> [mailto:python-list-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Benno
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> "David LeBlanc" <whisper at oz.net> wrote in message 
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> > > [mailto:python-list-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Tim Peters
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 18:57
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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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