[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  

Eric, Travis, what say you?


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