pep 8 constants

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jan 22 17:52:44 CET 2009


Benjamin Kaplan wrote:
> 
> 
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 1:16 AM, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com 
> <mailto:aahz at pythoncraft.com>> wrote:
> 
>     In article <mailman.7174.1231915778.3487.python-list at python.org
>     <mailto:mailman.7174.1231915778.3487.python-list at python.org>>,
>     Brendan Miller <catphive at catphive.net
>     <mailto:catphive at catphive.net>> wrote:
>      >
>      >PEP 8 doesn't mention anything about using all caps to indicate a
>     constant.
> 
>     Now it does!  See
>     http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/
> 
>     Thanks for bringing this up!
> 
>  
> Since the constants in the std lib (like math.pi and math.e) no longer 
> follow PEP 8, should we expect them to change at some point in the future?

They are natural rather than arbitrary constants that I usually see in 
caps, so I could see them as being in a different subcategory.




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