Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 18:15:06 EST 2019

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 10:10 AM Abe Dillon <abedillon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So you're saying we should prefer a future where it's an inconsistent mess?
> No. And please don't straw man. It's a very annoying argumentative tactic. I prefer a future where all caps aren't used. I understand that the change I propose won't magically transport us there, but I don't think it justifies encouraging all caps. As it is, the mix of all caps, camel-case, and snake-case IS and inconsistent and visual mess. Discouraging all caps will only result in a diminishing occurrence of all caps.
>> it's.more important to have a standard than what that standard is. And we do have a strong standard today.
> I understand that there's a barrier to change, but there's also a circular logic to resisting change because adhering to a standard is good.
> How bad would it really be to remove the line about constants being all caps from PEP-8?

How do you propose, instead, for the constantness of something to be indicated?


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