PEP 322 - alternate method names

AC coward.anonymous at
Thu Aug 26 18:27:33 CEST 2004

>From the PEP 322 page:

"This PEP has been conditionally accepted for Py2.4. The condition
means that if the function is found to be useless, it can be removed
before Py2.4b1"

Is there still hope at least for an alternative method name that is
not past tense?

flip, transpose, invert, swap... 

Introducing past tense method names seems to stray a bit with the
beauty/elegance of the language.  Maybe it's just inevitable that the
more Python grows, the less clear the signal/noise ratio becomes as
both significant but sometimes marginally advantagous features are


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