Attack a sacred Python Cow

Torsten Bronger bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de
Sat Jul 26 16:47:32 CEST 2008


Hallöchen!

D'Arcy J.M. Cain writes:

> On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 16:25:18 +0200
> Torsten Bronger <bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
>
>>> Isn't this a showstopper all by itself?
>> 
>> Yes.  But I've seen no code that uses some other word.  Emacs'
>> syntax highlighting even treats it as reserved.  So I think that
>> other counter-arguments are stronger.
>> 
>> The in my opinion strongest one is that automatic insertion of
>> "self" would make Python less verbose but more complicated.
>
> Well, if we are arguing over which reason to not change it is more
> important than I would say that we are in "violent agreement."
> :-)

Oh, I've never been in favour of the change
(news:87zlo7y2wn.fsf at physik.rwth-aachen.de).  I just don't think
that some popular counter-arguments are compelling.  ;-)

Tschö,
Torsten.

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