[Python-ideas] What about allowing '?' in method names?

Lucas Prado Melo lucaspradomelo at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 05:07:13 CEST 2009

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>wrote:

> I suspect that the BDFL pronounced simply on the basis that there are
> plenty of alternatives (trailing "Q" as Tennessee suggested, trailing
> "_p" per Ben) so the benefit is minute, while the costs would be
> substantial.

I guess so. I really didn't like the interrogation mark followed by
parenthesis anyway.

>   > > 2) IPython gives a special meaning to ?, and it would be a shame to
>  > > collide with that.
>  >
>  >  IMHO, IPython might not be mature enough to interfere with Python
> design
>  > decisions yet.
> It already has, IIRC.  ISTR IPython was a consideration, though not a
> showstopper, in the choice of "@" for decorators.
> Oh. Nevermind, then. I thought it wasn't mature enough because the current
stable version has such a low value as 0.10.
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