Commonly-used names in the Python standard library
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Fri Feb 21 07:59:41 CET 2014
On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:22:29 +0200, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
>> In working on a proposal that might result in the creation of a new
> I'm looking forward to the day when every application can add its own
> keywords as is customary in Lisp.
And what a wonderful day that will be! Reading any piece of code you
didn't write yourself -- or wrote a long time ago -- will be an
adventure! Every script will have it's own exciting new set of keywords
doing who knows what, which makes every script nearly it's own language!
Oh joy, I cannot wait!
That's sarcasm, by the way.
>> I needed to ascertain what names were used extensively in existing
>> Python code
> One advantage of Perl is that names and keywords are in separate
> namespaces so introducing new keywords is easy.
Then I can write code like:
for for in in:
which will go a long way to ensuring that my code is an hostile and
unreadable as possible.
(Sometimes, less can be more. That's especially true of programming
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