[XML-SIG] Ugh! Why are DOM access methods spelled with a leading '_'?
Mon, 26 Jun 2000 19:54:26 +0200 (CEST)
Paul Prescod writes:
> Dieter Maurer wrote:
> > ...
> > I would vote against.
> > DOM is specified in terms of IDL.
> > Python has an IDL -> Python mapping.
> > Deviating from this mapping for DOM only would require special
> > knowledge -- a thing I do not like.
> Less than one in a hundred DOM users (especially minidom users!) will
> know or care about the original IDL.
Anyone that reads the recommendation will see the IDL.
Deviating from standards and creating their own
variant is something I blame MS for. The Python
community should not follow this bad habit, though the
effect would not be as drastic.