Case-sensitivity: why -- or why not? (was Re: Damnation!)

jpb jpb at
Sun May 21 13:10:39 EDT 2000

In article <cppuqg4hsu.fsf_-_ at>, Guido van 
Rossum <guido at> wrote:

>You're saying it's unacceptable -- a vote.  But you don't say *why*
>you vote that way, so your vote gets multiplied by zero (rather than
>by the size of your department or the capital of your bank, as you
>seem to hope by bringing them into the argument :-).
>Here's a way to make your vote count: explain what it is about case
>sensitive languages that you hate.  Then we can have a discussion
>about it.

Ok, here's why I'm in favor of keeping the language case sensitive - if 
I need a scratch variable of class Fubar I tend to name it fubar so I 
can keep track of what class it's meant to be. 

I tend not to bother to come up with a more descriptive name unless the 
variable is hanging around.

Joseph Block <jpb at>
"Any government that is powerful enough to give you everything you want,
 is powerful enough to take away everything you have."
 - Barry Goldwater

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