Using non-ascii symbols
iddw at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 24 16:58:35 EST 2006
On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 08:26:16 +1100 in comp.lang.python, Steven
D'Aprano <steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au> wrote:
>On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:38:56 -0600, Dave Hansen wrote:
>> The latter, IMHO. Especially variable names. Consider i vs. ì vs. í
>> vs. î vs. ï vs. ...
>Agreed, but that's the programmer's fault for choosing stupid variable
>names. (One character names are almost always a bad idea. Names which can
>be easily misread are always a bad idea.) Consider how easy it is to
I wasn't necessarily expecting single-character names. Indeed, the
different between i and ì is easier to see than the difference
between, say, long_variable_name and long_varìable_name. For me,
>shoot yourself in the foot with plain ASCII:
>l1 = 0
>l2 = 4
>pages of code
>assert 11 + l2 = 4
You've shot yourself twice, there. Python would tell you about the
second error, though.
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