"as" keyword woes
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Thu Dec 4 15:45:46 CET 2008
On Thu, 04 Dec 2008 20:53:38 +1000, James Mills wrote:
> Readability of your code becomes very important especially if you're
> working with many developers over time.
> 1. Use sensible meaningful names.
> 2. Don't use abbreviations.
This is excellent advice, but remember, what is a sensible meaningful
name is domain-specific. In a maths library, this would be sensible:
return 4*x**3 -2*x**2 +3*x -7
and this ridiculous:
return 4*real_number**3 -2*real_number**2 +3*real_number -7
Sometimes there are name clashes between keywords and sensible names in
your problem space. I'm sure every regular Python developer has found
themselves writing something like:
prnt print_ print2
cls klass class_
or similar. In the standard library, the random module uses an argument
"lambd" because lambda is a keyword.
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