[Baypiggies] Frequently Argued Objections

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 04:13:43 CEST 2008

On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 11:18 AM, Warren Stringer <warren at muse.com> wrote:
> Yee HAW!  Here, have some beef jerky while I explain why us cowboy
> programmers are annoyed: Self has to be explicitly used yet is implicitly
> passed as a parameter. Second, when counting keywords in the standard python
> library, "self" is the most common keyword, beating the 2nd most common
> keyword by almost a factor of two. I mentioned this to JJ, who says that he
> uses self and non-self in the same code base. I would love to see an example
> where this is useful, where the NRO wouldn't suffice. As a mere tenderfoot
> Pythonista, all I see "self" doing is obfuscating the wide open white spaces
> that I have grown to love.

Are you sure it was me?  Are you referring to calling self by another
name?  I might have said it's possible, but I don't remember ever
doing it.


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