[Development] Views in APIs

Edward Welbourne edward.welbourne at qt.io
Fri May 15 12:39:51 CEST 2020


On 14/05/2020 14.58, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>>> Which is:
>>> b) misspelling "iteratable"

On Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:34:54 PDT Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> Be that as it may, that ship has sailed:
>>
>>    https://www.google.com/search?q=iteratable
>>
>> Even Google thinks so, and if you insist otherwise, 12k results instead
>> of 2M.

Thiago Macieira (15 May 2020 02:30) replied
> The majority of the results in the first and second pages are about a company
> called Iterable.

That'll be because a company's marketing department works hard to get
its pages at the top of Google's search results.  It remains that
"iterable" is the standard form in python's extensive documentation and
is the form I am used to.

English evolves according to the way it's mostly used, regardless of
anyone's attempts to impose rules.  Feel free to resist (that, also, is
part of the evolutionary process), but remember that you may be trying
to stop the tide.

	Eddy.


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