[SciPy-dev] adopting Python Style Guide for classes

Perry Greenfield perry@stsci....
Tue Oct 2 13:40:56 CDT 2007


On Oct 2, 2007, at 1:24 PM, Jarrod Millman wrote:

> So far, there is Universal support for the basic idea of conforming to
> the Python Style Guide.  Since it should effect the user API, we have

I'm somewhat startled to see this. Perhaps my memory is very bad, but  
I seem to recall that there was an explicit decision in the past not  
to use the Python conventions for class names. The reason I recall  
was that scientists and engineers don't like them (or something like  
that). I also recall that this was a strongly held opinion by some  
very influential in the scipy effort ;-)

Mind you, I wasn't one of those that felt that strongly about it, but  
do realize that the people that are voting here are not your typical  
users. So before this is considered a "universal" opinion, I'd like  
to see some of those that made the decision the other way bless it  
(and some rationale for the switch that addresses the original  
decision).

Eric, Travis, what say you?

Perry



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