Suggested coding style

Passiday passiday at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 19:31:21 CEST 2011


Hello,

I have started to code random stuff in Python only recently, still
lots to learn. So please bear with me if my question sounds like rant.

I have been coding in many other languages, most of the time it was
Java and C#. I don't like the function mess of PHP (ie, loads and
loads of functions without any namespaces etc), but I'd like to think
that Python is different.

In my brief coding experience I have stumbled upon Python zfill(width)
method, and I thought, really, do you have to include such a narrow-
purpose method in the basic method set? Perhaps there are more such
methods that are nice when you need them, but then again, you don't
put all the possible methods in the standard set.

Perhaps there is reason such method is in the basic library, and my
complaints are unbased? Or, perhaps the language is on course to bloat
out and get filled with tens and hundreds of special-purpose methods
that render the language structure chaotic?

Passiday



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