I am out of trial and error again Lists

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 18:35:41 CEST 2014


On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 9:56 AM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Range(10) stores the min max values and loads each number in between
>> when needed.
>
> It loads?? As in 'load-up-a-van'??

As in loads into memory.

> When you see:
>
>>>> 10
> 10
>
> 1. Does someone (a clerk maybe) in the computer count to 10?
> 2. Or do you, seeing that interaction, count to 10?
>    [If you do, replace the 10 by 1000]
> 3. Or do you, remember what it means to count to 10 without having to do it?

I don't understand why you think any of these are implied by the word "load".

> Now go back to your statement about 'loading' and find a better verb

I presume he used "load" because that was the word I used in my
explanatory post about the difference between range in Python 2 and
Python 3 yesterday.



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