Case sensitivity

Jacek Generowicz jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Thu Feb 20 11:45:36 CET 2003


mwilson at the-wire.com (Mel Wilson) writes:

>    Not that I know, but:  If Python names were case
> insensitive, then Python's dictionaries.. the ones returned
> by `locals()` and `globals()` for instance.. would have to
> do case insensitive lookups.  This would put them out of
> sync with other dictionaries, notably the ones people might
> use in `exec .. in` statements or calls to `eval`.  Unless
> string comparisons were changed to be case-insensitive..
> 
>    (Or force case normalizatrion within every LOAD_FAST
> operation at run time.)

... Like the Lisp reader does for Lisp ...

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