[Python-Dev] PEP 498 f-string: please remove the special case for spaces

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 13:51:56 CEST 2015

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 5:08 PM, Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> wrote:
> On 11Aug2015 18:07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
>> Cameron Simpson wrote:
>>> To illustrate, there's a consumer rights TV snow here with a segment
>>> called "F.U. Tube", where members of the public describe ripoffs and other
>>> product failures in video form. While a phonetic play on the name "YouTube",
>>> the abbreviation also colloquially means just what you think it might. I can
>>> just imagine reciting one of these new strings out loud...
>> We could require it to be spelled "uf" unless "from __future__
>> import billy_connolly_as_FLUFL" is in effect.
> That seems like a reasoned and measured response.

Given the levels of profanity that are not disallowed in identifier
names, I think blocking off a two-letter prefix is pretty pointless.
It'd be different if the specification _required_ it (though even
then, it's not that big a deal...), but merely permitting it? Not
Python's fault.


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