[Python-ideas] Objectively Quantifying Readability

Mikhail V mikhailwas at gmail.com
Tue May 1 22:07:41 EDT 2018

On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 4:03 AM, Matt Arcidy <marcidy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 5:35 PM, Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> to be pedantic - ReallyLongDescriptiveIdentifierNames
>> has also an issue with "I" which might confuse because it
>> looks same as little L. Just to illustrate that choice of
>> comparison samples is very sensitive thing.
>> In such a way an experienced guy can even scam
>> the experimental subjects by making samples which
>> will show what he wants in result.
> I love this discussion, but I think anything that isn't included in a
> .py file would have to be outside the scope, at least of the alpha
> version :).  I am really interested in these factors in general,
> however.  Now I'm surprised no one asks which font each other are
> using when determining readability.
> "serif?  are you mad?  no wonder!"
> "+1 on PEP conditional on mandatory yellow (#FFEF00) keyword syntax
> highlighting in vim"

Well, I am asking.
Looking at online PEPs I am under impression everyone
should use huge-sized Consolas and no syntax highlighting at all.

Just as with "=" and "==". Making samples without highlighting
will show a similarity issue. Making it with different
highlighting/font style will show
that there is no issue.

Or, ":=" looks ok with Times New Roman, but with Consolas -
it looks like Dr. Zoidberg's face.


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