Language mavens: Is there a programming with "if then else ENDIF" syntax?

Steven D'Aprano steven at
Wed Nov 18 23:22:51 CET 2009

On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 02:06:49 -0800, Steve Howell wrote:

> P.S. The underscores before the method names might look a little funny
> for inner methods, but it's the nature of the code..._dict and _list
> would lead to confusion with builtins, if not actual conflict.

Then name them something sensible that tells what they do!

The convention (which you break at your peril) is that functions are 
verbs, and classes are nouns. Even "handle_dict" is better than _dict -- 
the latter looks like you're calling a private mapping type.


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