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François Pinard wrote:
I know that
string' andsocket' exist,
string' is evanescent,
but they surely forced users at choosing other identifiers wherestring'
socket' would have been perfect. It is very good news that, now
in Python 2.3,string' is unneeded most of times. Let us not repeat
previous mistakes, or even nail them further by trying to be compatible
I would suggest that bare type names are rarely appropriate for use a variable names, except in toy examples.
If I'm reading someone else's code, and they create a string or a socket, I want to know what it is _for_, rather than the mere fact this it is a string or a socket.
If the type is all that is important, then prepending some simple word such as 'a_string' or 'the_string' or 'my_string' makes it clear to the maintainer that the object doesn't really have any significant semantic meaning beyond its type.
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