Questions on Using Python to Teach Data Structures and Algorithms

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Sep 28 16:15:49 CEST 2006


bearophileHUGS at lycos.com wrote:
> efrat:
[...]
> 
>>then why was the name "list" chosen?
> 
> 
> I'd too love to know why the wrong "list" name was chosen for them,
> instead of "array". (Maybe because "list" is shorter, or because ABC
> called them "lists"...)
> 
I suspect it's because of their intrinsic one-dimensional nature.

regards
  Steve
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