pep 8 constants

Aahz aahz at
Wed Jan 21 19:00:51 CET 2009

In article <mailman.7174.1231915778.3487.python-list at>,
Brendan Miller <catphive at> wrote:
>PEP 8 doesn't mention anything about using all caps to indicate a constant.
>Is all caps meaning "don't reassign this var" a strong enough
>convention to not be considered violating good python style? I see a
>lot of people using it, but I also see a lot of people writing
>non-pythonic code... so I thought I'd see what the consensus is.

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