[Development] Views in APIs

Matthew Woehlke mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com
Fri May 15 19:39:02 CEST 2020


On 15/05/2020 06.39, Edward Welbourne wrote:
> Thiago Macieira (15 May 2020 02:30) replied
>> On Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:34:54 PDT Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>>> On 14/05/2020 14.58, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>>>> Which is:
>>>> b) misspelling "iteratable"
>>> 
>>> 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.
>> 
>> The majority of the results in the first and second pages are about a company
>> called Iterable.

...but also on those pages are references to the Java and Javascript 
concepts. Then...

> It remains that "iterable" is the standard form in python's extensive
> documentation and is the form I am used to.

...there's Python. Lisp seems to be the least obscure language using 
"iteratable". Even Wiktionary┬╣ gives "iterable" as the "correct" 
spelling, and doesn't even have an entry for "iteratable".

(┬╣ https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/iterable)

I'm *not* arguing that you (Thiago) aren't, pedantically, correct. I'm 
just pointing out that, as Edward notes, you're fighting the tide.

-- 
Matthew


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