brett at python.org
Mon Oct 12 01:30:04 CEST 2009
On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 15:04, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Ben Finney <ben+python at ...> writes:
> > I think you mean “python_pep8_style_underscored_names”
> > How would these names be provided? As simple ‘fooName = foo_name’? Or
> > would the PEP-8 one be preferred, deprecating the non-conformant name?
> I don't see any need for deprecation, as it's a personal preference rather
> anything else. And yes, just a 'foo_name = fooName' is what I was thinking
I am not going to start up a discussion on moving logging or unittest over
to PEP 8 standards, but I want to make clear it is not a personal preference
thing but coding standards thing. Both the logging and unittest get a pass
on not meeting our standard for historical reasons and that's it; nothing to
do with personal preference.
> Now, this has come up in the past and Guido has said he doesn't think it's
> really worth doing. Personally, it only makes sense to me if this is going
> to be
> done for the whole of the stdlib which isn't PEP-8 conformant. And you have
> question whether the time to be spent on this couldn't be spent on some
> improvements ;-)
I agree. This would be more of a Py4k thing then bothering with it in Python
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