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Author terry.reedy
Recipients docs@python, eli.bendersky, eric.smith, ezio.melotti, gvanrossum, pitrou, terry.reedy, vstinner
Date 2011-06-11.01:03:13
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We have a second item for the PEP (or Guide) section (but I think I prefer in the PEP so as to have one place to look for such things.).
So I changed the title a bit.

On 6/10/2011 3:49 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 8:12 AM, Nick Coghlan<>  
>> I actually thought Brett's rationale in the checkin comment was
>> reasonable (if you get in the habit of putting constants on the left,
>> then the classic "'=' instead of '=='" typo is a compiler error
>> instead of a reassignment).

[I understand this rationale too; I forget what I actually did when I was writing C.]

> I really like consistency across the code base. I really don't like
> constant-on-the-left, and it's basically not used in the current
> codebase. Please be consistent and don't start using it.

[I suspect I did this.]
>> Call it a +0 in favour of letting people put constants on the left in
>> C code if they prefer it that way, so long as any given if/elif chain
>> is consistent in the style it uses.
> Sorry, I give it a -1. (I'd like to be able to read the codebase still... :-)

I bet there will be more things for a new section.
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