What does zip mean?

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Nov 10 22:04:30 CET 2014


Grant Edwards wrote:

> What the zipper on a coat does is convert two separate sequences into
> a single sequence where the members alternate between the two input
> sequences.

True, the zipper analogy isn't quite accurate. It's
hard to think of an equally concise and suggestive
name, however.

-- 
Greg



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