Case sensitivity

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Feb 22 05:51:55 CET 2003

"David Mertz" <mertz at> wrote in message
news:mailman.1045884482.29220.python-list at

>     Names, keywords, numbers, and other "semantic" aspects of the
>     language FOO can vary in their precise spelling.

If such items are not to be case sensitive, then I think they should
all be one case, like in Fortran and some Basics.

> For example, "bar"  and "BAR" name the same variable;

and Bar, BAr, bAr, bAR, baR, and  BaR.  For some reason, seeing that
makes me want to screem.  I think our brains really are wired
differently in this area.


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