[Python-Dev] PEP-8 wart... it recommends short names because of DOS

Gregory P. Smith greg at krypto.org
Tue Oct 20 21:25:38 EDT 2015


*"Since module names are mapped to file names, and some file systems are
case insensitive and truncate long names, it is important that module names
be chosen to be fairly short -- this won't be a problem on Unix, but it may
be a problem when the code is transported to older Mac or Windows versions,
or DOS."*

There haven't been computers with less than 80 character file or path name
element length limits in wide use in decades... ;)

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