Case sensitivity/insensitivity

Courageous jkraska1 at
Sat May 20 05:52:24 CEST 2000

I thought about this for a while, and my suspicion is that
the first negative reaction that people have against case
insensitivity is probably the instinctive (and false) idea
that everyone would be writing python programs without case.

The occasions in which you really want to have variables/
attributes which differ by case alone are quite rare. About
the only time I have ever seen this regularly is in some
types of code where accessors (in c++/java) differed from
private attributes only in case, ala:

class Myclass
	private int      myvar;
	int Myvar();

I can't really see any other real use of actual case sensitivity
in the language. Does anyone out there actually make use of
case sensitivity?

Truly curious.

I guess what I'm saying is, now that I think about it,
"so what, no big loss."

Kind of like the braces, only far less consequential.


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