Attack a sacred Python Cow

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at
Sat Jul 26 16:36:30 CEST 2008

On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 16:25:18 +0200
Torsten Bronger <bronger at> 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."  :-)

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