Do this as a list comprehension?

John Salerno johnjsal at
Sat Jun 7 20:16:19 CEST 2008

Mensanator wrote:

> Surely enumerate() wasn't added to Python with no intention of
> ever being used.

I see your reasons for preferring enumerate over zip, but I'm wondering 
if using enumerate this way isn't a little hackish or artificial. Isn't 
the point of enumerate to get the index of a specific item, as well as 
that item itself? It seems like arbitrarily altering the index (i+8) is 
an abuse of enumerate's true purpose.

Does this make any sense, or is it generally acceptable to use enumerate 
like this?

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