Attack a sacred Python Cow

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Sun Jul 27 20:27:11 CEST 2008


Russ P. a écrit :
> On Jul 26, 11:22 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at udel.edu> wrote:
>> Russ P. wrote:
>>> On Jul 26, 2:25 pm, Terry Reedy
>>>> 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.
>>> You take the name down to a single letter. As I suggested in an
>>> earlier post on this thread, why not take it down to zero letters?
>> Because 1 letter is legal now, while no letters (already proposed and
>> rejected) is a major change and breakage of current simplicity and
>> consistency for zero functional benefit.
> 
> Sorry, but I fail to see how it is a "major change." It only applies
> to the first argument of a class member function, 

There's nothing like a "class member function" in Python.




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