[Python-Dev] cpython (merge 3.3 -> default): Merge with 3.3

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Wed May 29 01:42:18 CEST 2013

On 29/05/2013 00:29, Terry Jan Reedy wrote:
> On 5/28/2013 3:39 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>> On Tue, 28 May 2013 15:06:39 -0400
>> Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>>> Yes, Nick suggested README instead of what I had. I want a prefix to
>>> keep it near the top of a directory listing even when other non
>>> 'test_xxx' files are added. I thing '_' wold be better though.
>> I don't think "prefixing with a weird character
> '_' is not weird for Python names.
>> so that the filename show up top" is a very elegant trick,
> I disagree. Books have Table of Contents, Preface, and Foreword sections
> at the front for a reason: if they are present, they are easy and
> obvious to find. READMEs are like a preface*, sometimes with an
> annotated Contents. They logically belong at the top for the same reason.
> A long title for this how-to file, which I would prefer, would be
> something like
>    "_Writing-Testing-Running_Idle_Tests", or
> "_Idle_Test-Writing_Guidelines", or
> "A_Guide_to_Idle_Tests", or
> "An_Idle_Test_HOWTO".
I'm somehow not happy about "_README", what with a single underscore
indicating "internal" in Python code.

Perhaps it would be a bit more Pythonic to have "_README_" instead
(dunder would be overdoing it, perhaps). :-)

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