Abhas I think you have a valid critique of my example, there are so many better ones. I wrote the post quickly and grabbed the example in front of me that triggered the reminder. Thanks for your response.
I would never use
I will be the first to agree
enumerate() is not as bad as other things I have seen (including comprehensions). The main gist is two things, there is Python out there these days that is as unreadable as any Perl I have seen that claims to be “idiomatic.”