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Title: In itertools.groupby() make data plural
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.3, Python 3.4
Status: closed Resolution: not a bug
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, mark.dickinson, nedbat, py.user, r.david.murray
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2013-06-17 18:33 by py.user, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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Messages (5)
msg191354 - (view) Author: py.user (py.user) * Date: 2013-06-17 18:33
"data (uncountable) or plural noun"
msg191356 - (view) Author: Ned Batchelder (nedbat) * (Python triager) Date: 2013-06-17 18:35
Please don't make this change.  "Data" is used as a singular collective noun, especially in software contexts.  "Data" as a plural noun sounds archaic, or at best, scientific.
msg191359 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-06-17 18:50
Yes, the way it is now is normal written english, regardless of what any older official stylebooks may say :)
msg191365 - (view) Author: Mark Dickinson (mark.dickinson) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-06-17 19:17
In any case, the patch only gives half of the correction.  The corrected test would have to be "if *those* data are needed later" rather than "if that data are needed later".
msg191366 - (view) Author: Mark Dickinson (mark.dickinson) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-06-17 19:18
Bah.  s/test/text.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:57:47adminsetgithub: 62445
2013-06-17 19:18:22mark.dickinsonsetmessages: + msg191366
2013-06-17 19:17:12mark.dickinsonsetnosy: + mark.dickinson
messages: + msg191365
2013-06-17 18:50:04r.david.murraysetstatus: open -> closed

type: behavior

nosy: + r.david.murray
messages: + msg191359
resolution: not a bug
stage: resolved
2013-06-17 18:35:43nedbatsetnosy: + nedbat
messages: + msg191356
2013-06-17 18:33:25py.usercreate