On Dec 6, 2003, at 5:10 AM, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

> Hi,
>
> In message "Re: Attempted roadmap of future instance variables...."
>     on 03/12/06, Chris Thomas <chris / m-audio.com> writes:
>
> |Me too. It's hard to sell Ruby to others in an organization where
> |Python is the easy and safe choice. Adding "@_" would definitely be an
> |argument against Ruby in that context.
>
> I don't think so.  Python has basically same feature.  attributes with
> preceding "__" becomes class local in Python.

To be clear, my issue is the proposed syntax, not the class-local 
feature itself. I think "@_" is not particularly readable. Also, those 
"__" variables are one of the things that I don't like about Python.

For what it's worth,
Chris