etymology of "list comprehension"?

mh at mh at
Thu Nov 6 23:13:50 CET 2008

Chris Rebert <clp at> wrote:
> the term
> "comprehension" for the concept was first used in the NPL programming
> language (Wikipedia again).

Ah, thanks... and does "comprehension" have any special computer
science meaning?

Mark Harrison
Pixar Animation Studios

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