Attack a sacred Python Cow

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Jul 26 23:25:02 CEST 2008

Torsten Bronger wrote:
> Hallöchen!
> D'Arcy J.M. Cain writes:
>> On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:45:21 +0200
>> Torsten Bronger <bronger at> wrote:
>>> Of course, "self" would have to become a reserved word.  You
>>> could say that this may break some code, but I don't see much
>>> freedom
>> Isn't this a showstopper all by itself?
> Yes.  But I've seen no code that uses some other word.

There is a lot of code you have not seen.  Really.  In informal code I 
use 's' and 'o' for 'self' and 'other'.  I don't usually post such 
because it is not considered polite.  So you have seen a biased sample 
of the universe.

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