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JCM joshway_without_spam at
Wed Nov 12 18:44:53 CET 2003

Alex Martelli <aleax at> wrote:
> JCM wrote:

>> Alex Martelli <aleax at> wrote:
>> ...
>>> To me, personally, all of this debates only underscores yet again the
>>> one serious "ergonomic" defect in Python's syntax -- case sensitivity.
>> You know this has been discussed repeatedly with opinions expressed on
>> both sides.  Calling it a defect is just incitive.

> Nice word (I admit I had to look it up, but don't feel too bad about
> that, because American Heritage didn't know it either:-).  But, so
> what?  Particularly when carefully starting a sentence with "To me,
> personally", I _DO_ get to express my opinions, you know, even though
> you consider them "[adj] arousing to action or rebellion" (and I
> disagree with your opinion of them: I am convinced that no action nor
> rebellion can ever remove from Python the wart of case-sensitivity).

I took your "To me, personally" to refer to your opinion about what
the debate underscores, not about whether case-sensitivity is a wart.
In any case, not an interesting enough tangent to continue (in my

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