[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131 - discussion on python zope users group

Hernan M Foffani hfoffani at gmail.com
Wed May 16 18:51:51 CEST 2007

2007/5/16, Collin Winter <collinw at gmail.com>:
> On 5/15/07, Guillaume Proux <gproux+py3000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Just to let you know that a discussion on japanese python users group
> > is going on regarding this issue.
> >
> > Most people feel like the PEP3131 would be a welcome addition.
> > -> some people point out the fact that special characters like the
> > greek letters would be great for all kind of  maths calculation.
> > -> Many people think that this would enable them to make their own DSL
> Oooh, and we could use actual lambdas instead of the lambda keyword. </sarcasm>
> So now we've made the jump from "help (some) international users" to
> "I want to use unicode characters just for the hell of it".

I understand that the acronym DSL is not the right choice in this
discussion because it already has a well known meaning.  What I do
believe is that the proposal will help users to implement their
solutions using the same words they already use in their domain.

> > -> unittest - very useful to give a better overview of the result of
> > unit test. People pointed us at a Visual C# MVP tutorial
> >   http://www.atmarkit.co.jp/fdotnet/nagile/nagile02/nagile02_03.html
> I don't know what "a better overview of the result of unit test"
> means. Also, the linked page is in Japanese.

Please, Guillaume, correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding
is that one of the partner is proposing the use of natural language
for test names making the correspondence between the specification
and the test case as close as possible.  Thus, you can use current
unittest tools to show, for instance, the state of your project.

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