Case insensitivity (fwd)

Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters mertz at
Fri Jul 20 22:56:00 CEST 2001

I like some of the case conventions in Python, like the instance/class
capitalization thing.  Maybe a little on the cute side for beginners,
but it as an aesthetic.

But the most annoying aspect of case-sensitivity is trying to *speak* it
to beginners (or even to non-beginners):

  "type 'class MyClass colon'... ummm, no, that's cap 'M', cap 'C'...
  no... capital 'M', lower 'y', capital 'C, rest lowercase.  Ok, now
  type "myclass equals MyClass parens"... umm, the thing to the left in
  lowercase, then the caps as in the class name.... ad nauseaum..."

But-at-least-its-easier-than-speaking-Perl-ly Yours, Lulu...

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