[Python-Dev] zap _Py prefix?

Michael Gilfix mgilfix@eecs.tufts.edu
Mon, 3 Jun 2002 17:00:53 -0400


  There's also py backwards:

    yp_func

  or even:

   yP_func

  I think I like the last one better.

On Mon, Jun 03 @ 16:51, David Abrahams wrote:
> 
> From: "Guido van Rossum" <guido@python.org>
> 
> > The problem is that Py__ doesn't scream "internal" like "_Py" does.
> > If we had to, I'd propose "_py".
> 
> ISO/IEC 9899:1999:
> 7.1.3 Reserved identifiers
> 1 Each header declares or defines all identifiers listed in its associated
> subclause, and
> optionally declares or defines identifiers listed in its associated future
> library directions
> subclause and identifiers which are always reserved either for any use or
> for use as file
> scope identifiers.
>  All identifiers that begin with an underscore and either an uppercase
> letter or another
> underscore are always reserved for any use.
>  All identifiers that begin with an underscore are always reserved for use
> as identifiers with file scope in both the ordinary and tag name spaces.
> 
> 
> 
> i-liked-mypy_-ly y'rs,
> 
> Dave
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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