Newb question: underscore

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Fri Jun 6 07:48:15 CEST 2008

bvdp <bob at> writes:

> 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.

 \            Hercules Grytpype-Thynne: "Well, Neddie, I'm going to be |
  `\      frank."  Ned Seagoon: "Right, I'll be Tom."  Count Moriarty: |
_o__)        "I'll be Gladys." *slap*  -- The Goon Show, _World War I_ |
Ben Finney

More information about the Python-list mailing list