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