[Numpy-discussion] Don't like the short names like lstsq and irefft

Paul Dubois pfdubois at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 23:47:20 CDT 2006


Bertrand Meyer has pointed out that abbreviations are usually a bad idea.
The problem is that abbreviations are not unique so you can't guess what
they are. Whereas (modulo some library-wide conventions about names)
linearLeastSquares or the like is unique. At the very least you're more
likely to get it right.

Any python user can abbreviate anything they like any way they like for
interactive work.

And yes, I think FFT is a name. (:->  Exception for that.
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