Terry J. Reedy firstname.lastname@example.org added the comment:
We have a second item for the PEP (or Guide) section (but I think I prefer in the PEP so as to have one place to look for such things.). So I changed the title a bit.
On 6/10/2011 3:49 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 8:12 AM, Nick Coghlanncoghlan@gmail.com
I actually thought Brett's rationale in the checkin comment was reasonable (if you get in the habit of putting constants on the left, then the classic "'=' instead of '=='" typo is a compiler error instead of a reassignment).
[I understand this rationale too; I forget what I actually did when I was writing C.]
I really like consistency across the code base. I really don't like constant-on-the-left, and it's basically not used in the current codebase. Please be consistent and don't start using it.
[I suspect I did this.]
Call it a +0 in favour of letting people put constants on the left in C code if they prefer it that way, so long as any given if/elif chain is consistent in the style it uses.
Sorry, I give it a -1. (I'd like to be able to read the codebase still... :-)
I bet there will be more things for a new section.
---------- title: PEP 7, C style: add ++ policy and explanation -> PEP 7 (or guide) add C style policies and explanation type: feature request -> versions: +Python 2.7, Python 3.2, Python 3.3