Reading & Writing Python OK, Now I need to Speak It

Charles Medcoff cmedcoff at
Fri May 11 05:43:07 CEST 2001

Gosh in C++ and Java we just call them constructors.

"Don O'Donnell" <donod at> wrote in message
news:3AFA1ABA.C1911B82 at
> Hi All,
> I have a question I've never seen mentioned on this newsgroup.  A google
> search turned up nothing.
> How do you say (pronounce) "__init__", for example.  Having to say
> gets awfully tedious after a while.
> I know there are quick-speak names for "!" (bang) and "*" (splat), but
> I've never heard one for "_".  The best that I could come up with is
> "bar".  bar-bar-init-bar-bar, or better maybe,
> double-bar-init-double-bar, isn't too bad.
> What do people who actually _talk_ Python use?  Up until now, all my
> Python has been strictly reading and writing it, being the sole Python
> programmer at work.  But now that I've finished my first major O-O
> project in Python, in 1/4 the time it would've taken in any other
> language, other people have taken notice, and I'm being asked to teach
> them Python.  Hence the need to speak Python with some fluency.
> Thanks
> -Don

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