pre-PEP generic objects

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at
Fri Dec 3 14:39:57 CET 2004

On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 07:41:59 -0500, Steve Holden <steve at> wrote:
> Next question: bunch is a cute name, but not very suggestive of purpose.
> Who can think of a better one?

"Better"is highly subjective in this context. There are several alternatives:


I use "DataRecord" in my own code, because it's readable and makes it
clear that it's not a full fledged class, but a data-only structure.

Given my Pascal roots, I'm also fond of "Record". But given that many
people actually loathe Pascal (probably for reasons deeply rooted in a
bad academic experience :-), that may be a big "turn off".

Carlos Ribeiro
Consultoria em Projetos
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