What's better about Ruby than Python?
adalke at mindspring.com
Thu Aug 21 00:36:27 CEST 2003
> Similarly, you do not tend to see in the
> Linux community people who are convinced with sufficiently high
> intensity that case sensitivity in a filesystem is idiocy (I do believe
> that, but not intensely enough to drop Linux's other advantages:-).
And fewer who accept, much less understand, Jef Raskin's views
against a hierarchical file system at all. LEAP-LEAP!
> To put it another way: I _DO_ have a different viewpoint from the
> majority of Python users regarding case sensitivity -- I think it's
> a wart in the language.
While I agree that the file system should be case insensitive but
case preserving (making internationalization all that more fun),
I confess to being fond of the
atom = Atom()
idiom. I know it breaks down, eg, for a function which returns
a newly created class, but it's too ingrained in me.
OTOH, I just thought about it some more. It's rare that I
only make a single instance, so
atom1 = Atom()
atom2 = Atom()
new_atom = Atom()
are more common than the 'atom =' version. I'll think
about it as I write new code.
dalke at dalkescientific.com
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