cwr at crash.cts.com
Sat May 20 07:41:56 CEST 2000
Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
: Francois Pinard <pinard at IRO.UMontreal.CA> writes:
:> Roy Katz <katz at Glue.umd.edu> writes:
:> > 1. Python 3000 may be case-insensitive.
:> Horror, hell, and damnation! April 1st should be far behind us by now!
:> I would hate writing with inconsistent casing, with nothing on my side
:> to help me writing consistently. I much prefer what Python is, today, on
:> that regard. So, how do I register my vote? Where do I leave my tears? :-)
: Python is not a democracy. Voting doesn't help. Crying may... :-)
:> Besides, is there any real need behind case-insensitiveness? Or is it
:> just another step forward (backward? :-) on that road that would drive us
:> towards a click-on-the-pink-button-and-hear-the-soft-sound version of Python?
: This is all taken way out of proportion. I promise that Python 3000
: won't suddenly be introduced without further discussion. Every issue
: will discussed here and elsewhere and we'll explain why we want to
: change the design. We'll also explain what we're going to do for
: In the mean time, we're too busy with Python 1.6 to be able to answer
: each question about Py3k. Once 1.6 is released I promise to create a
: FAQ about Py3k.
: Some quick answers: for case insensitivity, we'll have tools that
: enforce consistent casing (and maybe the case insensitivity will be in
: the tools alone).
Well, either make it ALL UPPER CASE or all lower case, I don't care;
please do not, repeat not, make it case-preserving and case-insensitive.
That way madness lies.
This a deal-breaker for me; I've written a fair bit of Python, but
haven't spent a lot of time on it and still have a great deal to learn.
If Py3k is going that route, I need to stop wasting time now and resume
my fight with Perl. When will the Py3k FAQ be out? July/August?
cwr at cts.com
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