what's the deal of "_" in Python?

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 17 08:14:25 CEST 2004


Erik Heneryd <erik at heneryd.com> wrote:

> phansen wrote:
> > Yun Mao wrote:
> > 
> >> Can someone give me some pointers to the related docs? Thanks.
> > 
> > 
> > It's a variable name.  See http://docs.python.org/ref/identifiers.html
> 
> ...and is special in interactive mode.  See 
> http://docs.python.org/ref/id-classes.html

...and is used in the gettext module for internationalization (as a
function name, in that case).


Alex



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