Newb question: underscore
bob at mellowood.ca
Fri Jun 6 04:19:33 CEST 2008
> My guess would be someone has used the common convention of naming the
> "get the corresponding localised version of this string from the
> application's gettext database" function as '_' for convenience.
Funny that this comes up.
I just noticed this in some code I was looking at the other day. A
number of statements in the form:
My question is: Why would anyone decide to obfuscate something as easy
to read as Python??? At first I thought that they were making a function
out of print (which makes some sense), but I don't think that is the
case. I tried (not very hard) to trace back the code to figure out where
_() is being assigned, but gave up. Oh, this is in the gdesklets package
if anyone is interested.
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