Pronouncing '__init__'

holger krekel pyth at
Sat Jun 15 13:44:10 CEST 2002

Oren Tirosh wrote:
> There has been a thread about this issue in the past. Below are some of the
> proposals people made.  I'd like to have an informal vote - how do *you*
> say Python's magic names when talking with other Pythoneers?
>  (all my Python-related communication is written)
>  double underscore init double underscore
>  under under init under under
>  double bar init double bar
>  bar bar init bar bar
>  unders init unders
>  under init under
>  bar init bar
>  magic init
>  pyinit
> Most of these pronounciations also have a shorter version with the trailing 
> part omitted.

for oral language:

    init constructor

and if the context allows


for written languange __init__

Isn't it obvious? :-)


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