pep 8 constants

Rhodri James rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk
Tue Jun 30 11:03:11 CEST 2009


On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 09:57:27 +0100, Rhodri James  
<rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> 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

Gah.  Ignore me.  I hit 'send' instead of 'cancel', after my musings
concluded that yes, an editor could be smart enough, but it would have
to embed a hell of a lot of semantic knowledge of Python and it still
wouldn't eliminate the need to speak the keyboard at times.

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