[Numpy-discussion] adopting Python Style Guide for classes

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Oct 2 12:14:13 CDT 2007

Matthew Brett wrote:
> On 10/2/07, Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:

>> What is a "class" in this case -- with new-style classes, there is no
>> distinction between types and classes, so I guess they are all classes,
>> which means lots of things like:
>> numpy.float32
>> etc. etc. etc. are classes. should they be CamelCase too?
> I would vote for CamelCase in this case too.

I would prefer to leave them as they are. While they are implemented as classes,
they're usually used as data. Also, they are more similar to builtin types than
classes one might write, and Python itself has a convention of leaving these
lowercase (e.g. int, float, etc.).

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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