Double underscores -- ugly?

Ivan Illarionov ivan.illarionov at
Wed Feb 20 06:50:33 CET 2008

I would like to see something like %init or &init to be converted to
__init__ behind the scenes. And $something to be converted to
self.something. But, unfortunately, most Python people would consider
this ugly just because Perl uses too much syntactic sugar and anything
Perl-like is considered ugly in Python community. So, unless Perl die,
I believe that Python will remain sugar-free.

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