Re: Grammar question: Englisn and Python: qualified names

Discussion in 'Python' started by Cameron Simpson, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. On 15Apr2013 07:50, Chris Angelico <> wrote:
    | Quirky question time!
    |
    | When you read out a qualified name, eg collections.OrderedDict, do you
    | read the qualifier ("collections dot ordered dict"), or do you elide
    | it ("ordered dict")? I ask because it makes a difference to talking
    | about just one of them:
    |
    | ... or possibly a collections.OrderedDict...
    | ... or possibly an collections.OrderedDict...
    |
    | Written, the latter looks completely wrong; but if the name is read in
    | its short form, with the "collections" part being implicit, then "an"
    | is clearly correct! What do you think, experts and others?

    I do the former.
    --
    Cameron Simpson <>

    Nothing is so smiple that it can't get screwed up.
     
    Cameron Simpson, Apr 16, 2013
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