On Tuesday 05 September 2006 08:26, Jim Fulton wrote:
> I think in the future, we should resist minor api tweaks just to  
> improve spelling slightly.

I disagree, if the API violates the style guide. The point of the style guide 
is that we have uniform naming. For example, formlib violates the style guide 
completely. Unfortunately I did not look closer at it before the inclusion in 
the core, otherwise I would have strongly argued against it until those 
violations were fixed.

I cannot remember things well. So uniform naming is very important to me, 
because it allows me to remember less. Every time I am starting to write UI 
code, I have to think: "Okay. I am going to use formlib. Crap, it is 
different than the rest. I need to use underscores. Okay." At the end of the 
day, I am ending up opening form.py to look up things; yes, I have not read 
the README yet.

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training
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