[Python-ideas] AMEND PEP-8 TO DISCOURAGE ALL CAPS
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jan 31 02:53:47 EST 2019
On 1/30/2019 6:41 PM, Abe Dillon wrote:
I think continued discussion is pretty useless. 1. Most everything
relevant has been said, likely more than once, and 2. The required
core-developer support does not exist.
PEP 8 was written by Guido with input from other core developers. As
Chris said, it defines itself in the opening paragraphs as a "guideline"
for the "code in the stdlib". It also disclaims a straightjacket
We seldom revise the PEP. Doing so would require initial support from a
core developer who garnered more more support. I am not fond of caps
either, but not displeased enough to promote the proposal. (What I
would like is clarification (from Guido or co-authors) what a 'constant'
means in the context.)
Abe, if an employer imposes PEP 8 on employees, especially in an overly
rigid manner that the PEP discourages, that is an issue between the
employer and employees, It is not the problem of Guido and other core
Terry Jan Reedy
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