Language change and code breaks
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Tue Jul 17 09:13:36 EDT 2001
philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk (phil hunt) writes:
> >I also don't want to fork the code base.
> Does that imply that you sare no longer interested in making
> radical changes to Python, such as case-insensitive identifiers
> mentioned in CP4E?
I still have the same end goal, but I believe there must be a way to
obtain it without too much disturbance. Case-sensitivity, for
example, may be a tool feature rather than a language feature, or it
may be a user option or a langage-level choice. (Not that I've
figured out exactly how to do this, but TeachScheme makes this an
option.) Note that case-sensitivity is also controversial: the Alice
folks found it a problem, but the VPython folks have not confirmed
this (while they did confirm the integer division trap).
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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