what does 'for _ in range()' mean?
roy at panix.com
Fri Jul 30 20:09:40 CEST 2004
In article <mailman.975.1091208384.5135.python-list at python.org>,
Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> Dave> Speaking of which, am I the only one here that sees this _()
> Dave> function as a total hack?
> It's a convention adopted by the i18n folks which got imported to Python.
> Preexisting tools that wander through the source and build dictionaries of
> string literals will work with C, Python or Perl (or whatever). The string
> "My dog has fleas"
> _("My dog has fleas")
It should become "My dog has no nose".
I wonder how those tools deal with all the interesting sorts of ways
Python has for quoting strings?
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