Case sensitivity

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) me at privacy.net
Mon Feb 24 04:13:04 CET 2003


Alex Martelli wrote:
> It would be
> a small tragedy if Python itself became color-sensitive, raising errors
> when names are spelled in the "wrong" colors

Actually, it would be a way of avoiding the problems
of adding a new keyword.

It's not entirely unprecedented, either. I gather that
some implementations of Algol required keywords to
be marked in some special way (not by colour, though).

The main problem I can see is that there's currently
no standard way of representing colour in a text file.
Maybe RTF...?

-- 
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
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