Case-sensitivity: why -- or why not? (was Re: Damnation!)
ajs at ix.netcom.com
Fri May 26 14:54:35 CEST 2000
Tim Peters writes -
> I think the evidence that making Python case-insensitive will actually
> anyone is extraordinarily weak, but note that Guido hasn't *done* anything
> about this for years either. The Alice project thought it important
> that they actually changed their version of Python to ignore case, and in
> world of weary Usenet debates (i.e., lots of talk, lots of froth, no
> consensus), that spoke very loudly to Guido.
> He'll do what he thinks best. I may have to punch him in the throat to
> his attention on this one, but violence before its time is
You apparently do not give the same weight to the Alice project conclusions
than does Guido. I appreciate very much you saying that publicly. From TP,
that position, stated publicly, is important.
But as I have said before, for someone interested in CP4E today, the issue
Alice's credibility is here today. The toy the girls were playing with in
his Linux Journal article smelled a lot like Alice.
Guido reminds here of a boss I had. He'd take the advice of the guys at the
everytime over his own guys - because we worked for him, and he had to
he had to know more than us to be our boss, so that our advice meant
successful plumbing contractor at the club became his advisor on how to run
consulting firm. Disaster.
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