Dunder [was Re: __init__ is the initialiser]

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Feb 1 06:53:21 CET 2014


On Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:05:34 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 1:52 PM, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> "Constructor" is three syllables; "ctor" isn't readily pronounceable in
>> English at all, rather like Cthulhu. (I can't think of any standard
>> English words with a "CT" in them at all, let alone at the start of the
>> word). The best I can come up with is "KUH TOR" or possibly "SEE TOR",
>> both of which are clumsy, and only save a single syllable.
> 
> May I tactfully suggest that searching the abstract of a dictionary for
> the letters 'ct' would be a useful action here.

Point taken :-P

I did say that *I* couldn't think of any. 


-- 
Steven



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