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

Ben Wolfson rumjuggler at cryptarchy.org
Sun May 21 19:59:16 CEST 2000


On Sun, 21 May 2000 09:27:55 GMT, "Neil Hodgson" <neilh at scintilla.org>
wrote:

>   Some people have been using a=A(). Even me. But is this something that
>you really feel should be encouraged? Or is it a source of ambiguity and
>potential misunderstanding.

If you read a and A as different symbols, a=A() isn't ambiguous but
informative, at least as far as the class name is informative.

-- 
Barnabas T. Rumjuggler

It would be wrong to ridicule this before explanation, for
philosophers must be allowed their bits of terminology.  It is much
better to ridicule it afterwards.
 -- Simon Blackburn, reviewing "Kant and the Platypus" by Umberto Eco



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