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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Aug 7 08:26:47 CEST 2009

Lucas Prado Melo schrieb:

>      > > 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.

Don't judge open source projects' maturity by their version number.  For some
reason, authors have a tendency to be over-modest in switching to something
post-0.x, even if the project is stable and well-used for years.

It's probably just a reaction to the orthogonal practice of some corporate
software vendors :)


Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no less.
Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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