[SciPy-Dev] Use of MATLAB (R): A compromise proposal

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Sat Jun 19 23:32:25 CDT 2010


On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM, David Goldsmith <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com>wrote:

> Here's a compromise proposal, based on the fact that, according to a
> Wiki-search of the SciPy docstrings for "matlab," there are hundreds of
> occurrences, but only 12 *not* in a sub-object of scipy.io.matlab:
>
> 0) In those 12, we use MATLAB (R),
>

As I'm going through those dozen, I'm seeing that even in most of those
instances, the MATLAB (R) appears excessive, so, mostly, I'm just
capitalizing, nothing more.

DG


> 1) In scipy.io.matlab we use Matthew's proposal,
>
> 2) Everywhere else, we ignore the (R) issue, and change anything different
> from MATLAB (i.e., all caps) to that only if/when it's convenient, i.e., if
> the docstring is being edited for some other reason _and_ the editor
> remembers to do it, i.e., we don't really worry about it (too much)
> otherwise.
>
> DG
>
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