Ergonomics (was Re: Question mark in variable and function names

Cliff Wells clifford.wells at
Wed Oct 13 09:53:35 CEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 10:19 +0300, Ville Vainio wrote:
> >>>>> "Cliff" == Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at> writes:
>     Cliff> On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 12:08 +0300, Ville Vainio wrote:
>     >> Incidentally, I've remapped my keyboard so that ( and ) don't
>     >> require pressing shift.
>     Cliff> *smacks forehead and cries*
> Why? Ergonomics is a matter that is taken into account way too rarely,
> just observe how frequently programmers complain about RSI these
> days. Python is pretty ergonomic for the most part (not too much
> punctuation, popular habit of preferring lowercase letters) but it's
> often a good idea to go for a little extra edge :).

I'm crying because I've been hitting shift 8000 times a day for 20 years
when such a simple solution was right in front of my face :P

Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at>

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