Question mark in variable and function names

Sion Arrowsmith siona at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Fri Oct 8 15:18:08 CEST 2004


Dan Christensen  <jdc at uwo.ca> wrote:
>If python only allowed ! and ? at the end of identifiers, then !uname
>would be fine, and ?x could be used in place of x?

It seems to me that allowing them in the same places in an
identifier as a digit would lead to the least proliferation
of different cases (and be easier on the lexer).

>But the problem mentioned in other post with code like x!=0 is more
>serious. 

Knew there was a good reason for using <> instead of != (-6

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