[Beginer Question] I heard about python needing some sort of_VariableName_ boiler plate?
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Mon Nov 1 13:10:18 CET 2010
On 10/31/10 23:51, Ben Finney wrote:
>> Sorry, to clarify I heard that when you declare a variable in python
>> you have to use some sort of standard boiler plate _variable_ however
>> this has not been my experience using IDLE so is this even true?
> I don't know what “some sort of boiler plate _variable_” might mean.
With the same lack of context as everybody else, two ideas occur
to me, both involve thinking the OP means "__variable__" (with
the double-underscores) instead of with single underscores:
1) the *completely optional and certainly not manditory
CONVENTION* of using things like __author__ or __version__ in a
module for various meta-data. For some projects, these sorts of
faux-special-variables may be more demanded, but that's a
project-thing, not a Python-thing
2) the use of the __foo__ magic methods such as __init__ or
__add__ to hook into language bindings/functionality. In this
case, there's not a lot of use a boiler-plate template would do
for you...what? perhaps create
(leaving the cursor on the "|") But this isn't really much
different from a generic function template with extra underscores
and automatically adding "self" as the first parameter.
But I've never found that terribly hard to type in the first
place -- this is Python, not Pascal (where I'd have to
distinguish between "procedure" and "function" and remember to
correctly spell both)
Or, it could be way too early on a Monday morning and I don't
have a clue what the OP is talking about...which doesn't put me
any further behind the other folks on the list. :*)
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