[Python-Dev] Re: String module

François Pinard pinard@iro.umontreal.ca
31 May 2002 09:46:00 -0400

[Guido van Rossum]

> [...] (And _ is a pain to type.)

By the way, I wonder why the `_' in `sys._getframe()'.  Was it to mark that
this is a function giving access to internals?  If yes, this only increases
my wondering, since there are other functions in `sys' which give access
to internals, and which do not use such a `_' prefix.  I presume this
has been debated in the proper time, I was probably elsewhere and missed
the discussion.  Could the reason be summarised in one sentence? :-)

François Pinard   http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard