Double underscores -- ugly?

benhoyt benhoyt at
Tue Feb 19 06:39:23 CET 2008

> [Terry Jan Reedy]
> No, the reservered special names are supposed to be ugly ;-) -- or at least
> to stand out.  However, since special methods are almost always called
> indirectly by syntax and not directly, only the class writer or reader, but
> not users, generally see them.

Fair enough, but my problem is that class writers are users too. :-)


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