Python complaints

James Logajan JamesL at Lugoj.Com
Thu Nov 25 06:03:19 CET 1999

Alexander Williams wrote:
> On 24 Nov 1999 05:15:55 GMT, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> wrote:
> >You are currently welcome to save 3 keystrokes (rather than 4)
> >by naming the method parameter 's' instead of 'self'.  The latter
> In a fit of lazy genius, I struck upon using 'me' instead; its a more
> active referent /and/ faster to type than 'self.'  :)

But shouldn't you use the possessive form: "my"? Example:

class C:
   def F(my, arg):
      print my.arg


class C:
   def F(me, arg):
      print me.arg

(The latter comes out sounding like a crusty old sailer!)

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