Is it bad style to override the built-in function `type`?
roy at panix.com
Fri Nov 23 17:47:34 CET 2012
In article <d2e59ddf-d44c-44d9-91c5-539b03cfcfcb at googlegroups.com>,
Michael Herrmann <michael.herrmann at getautoma.com> wrote:
> do you think it's bad style to override the built-in function `type`? I'm
> co-developing a GUI automation library called Automa
> (http://www.getautoma.com) and 'type' would be a very fitting name for a
> function that generates artificial key strokes.
For local variable names with small scopes, I don't fret much about
overriding built-in names. For a library, I would try harder to find
non-conflicting names. How about one of these:
PS, A suggestion about your website. In these days of tech exit
strategies and M/A crazyness, putting "Purchase" and "Company" as
adjacent items in the main menu might be misconstrued. At first glance,
I read it as "Purchase company". Twitter Bootstrap, no?
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