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why no camelCase in PEP 8?


On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 6:38 AM Jim <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> On 5/19/20 1:24 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 4:03 AM Schachner, Joseph
> > <Joseph.Schachner at teledyne.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> And, because '_' looks sort of like a space, the individual words are more easily readable.  notEveyoneThinksReadingCamelCaseIsEasy.
> >>
> >
> > Me: "What does casels mean?"
> >
> > *beat*
> >
> > Me: "Well, I guess that's the point then, isn't it."
> >
> > ChrisA
> >
>
> Couldn't resist: Why not Chris_A :)

Heh. Actually a fair question! It's actually been my shorthand name
for many many years, and originally I used the username "chrisa" since
that was the email convention at the company. I later started
uppercasing it to avoid being thought of as a "Christa" or somesuch,
and wanted to remain compatible with the existing address, so case
changes were all I'd do. But if I were to identify myself in a more
Pythonic way, it would be Chris_Angelico.

Backward compatibility trumps PEP 8.

ChrisA