Newb question: underscore

cokofreedom at cokofreedom at
Fri Jun 6 08:53:22 CEST 2008

> > My question is: Why would anyone decide to obfuscate something as easy
> > to read as Python???
> They didn't decide to obfuscate; they decided to follow a
> strongly-expected convention for the name of that function by existing
> users of the 'gettext' functionality, in contexts that predate the
> appearance of that functionality in Python.

Well _ can also mean the previous output statement that wasn't null,
so it has OTHER uses...

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