Language change and code breaks

Robin Becker robin at
Tue Jul 24 20:24:10 EDT 2001

In article <cp7kwyqfce.fsf at>, Guido van
Rossum <guido at> writes
>Travis Oliphant <oliphant at> writes:
>> I'll just chime in to say that as one who uses Python for
>> science/engineering, I would be very unhappy not to be able to define the
>> variables h and H to mean two different things.  Engineers often uses
>> case to distinguish between the function and it's Fourier transform for
>> example.
>How did engineers cope with Fortran?  Fortran has long been the
>preferred language for engineers, after C.S. folks moved on to C and
>--Guido van Rossum (home page:

engineers of which I am one, hated it when we only had 6 characters and
no case sensitivity. 
Robin Becker

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