Bill Bumgarner links to a post describing Yahoo’s Python coding guidelines. As he points out, they suggest an Objective-C–inspired naming convention for methods. It looks a little funny, since the selector and arguments aren’t intermixed, but it has the advantage of better interaction with dumb auto-completion.
I really like the Objective-C messaging syntax, especially when combined with Apple’s naming conventions. When you have an
NSMutableArray, there is absolutely no ambiguity between
-addObjectsFromArray:. In Python, I still confuse
extend(), perhaps because in Lisp
append is for appending the elements of a list, whereas in Python it’s for appending an object.
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