[Python-Dev] PEP 8 and function names

Andriy Kornatskyy andriy.kornatskyy at live.com
Sun May 26 12:05:31 CEST 2013

PEP8 consistency is a question to the development team commitment. Nothing prevents you add pep8 checks to build process, contribute fixes.

This inconsistency has been analyzed for various web frameworks recently:


No much in the list are paying attention to this...


> Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 11:48:50 +0200 
> From: se8.and at gmail.com 
> To: python-dev at python.org 
> Subject: [Python-Dev] PEP 8 and function names 
> Hi all, 
> "There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it." 
> We all love this mantra. 
> But one thing that often confuses people : function naming. The 
> standard library is kind of inconsistent. Some functions are separated 
> by underscores and others aren't. It's not intuitive and new 
> pythonistas end up constantly reading the doc. (Time saving one char 
> typing vs time guessing function names.) 
> Would it be a good idea to clarify PEP 8 on this ? I mean for future 
> libraries. 
> Regards, 
> Sébastien 

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