pep 8 constants

Rhodri James rhodri at
Mon Jun 29 19:18:17 EDT 2009

On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 20:28:07 +0100, Eric S. Johansson <esj at>  

> Rhodri James wrote:
>> As far as I can tell, the only thing that you are even vaguely  
>> suggesting
>> for convention use is underscores_with_everything.  As promised, I laugh
>> hollowly.
> I'm sorry. It may have been too subtle. I'm suggesting a smart editor  
> that can
> tell me anything about any name in the body of code I'm working or  
> anything I've
> included.  with that kind of tool, I can have a command grammar that is  
> much
> friendlier to the voice and gets work done faster than typing.things  
> such as:
>    what is this name?
> it's a class.
>    What are its methods?
> tree
> branch
> root
>  root template plea
> se
> .root(howmany=1, branches=3, nodes={})
> and the query can go from there.
> Using tools like these, one can keep pep-8 conventions  and not  create a
> discriminatory environment.

Could you elucidate a bit?  I'm not seeing how you're intending to keep
PEP-8 conventions in this, and I'm not entirely convinced that without
them the smart editor approach doesn't in fact reduce your productivity.

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeest Herder to the Masses

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