pep 8 constants

Rhodri James rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk
Tue Jun 30 10:57:27 CEST 2009


On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 03:37:15 +0100, Eric S. Johansson <esj at harvee.org>  
wrote:

> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>
>> Why do you think a smart editing environment is in opposition to coding
>> conventions? Surely an editor smart enough to know a variable name  
>> spoken
>> as "pear tree" is an instance and therefore spelled as pear_tree (to use
>> your own example) would be smart enough to know a variable name spoken  
>> as
>> "red" is a constant and therefore spelled "RED"?
>
> no. I think a smart editing environment should support a coding  
> convention. If
> an editor is smart enough to track type and instance information, yes.  
> It should
> be able to generate the right strings for symbols. The question is, how  
> do we
> get such a smart editor.  as far as I know, none exist and the smart  
> ones so far
> seem to be oriented towards hand use and are almost inaccessible to  
> speech.

But is it really possible for an editor to be smart enough

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