[PyQt] PyQt4.Qtcore defines 'hex'

Sundance sundance at ierne.eu.org
Wed Jan 7 13:27:06 GMT 2009

Adeodato Simó wrote:

>If you see in the middle of a program hex_(foo), you may wonder where
>that came from, whereas qhex(foo) is going to be rather obvious.

Greetings all,

Might I humbly second this motion? I do understand the usual 
reservations about star-imports (being the kind of guy that often gets 
to debug other people's work...), but I also do appreciate the relative 
ease of getting away with it in PyQt's case, thanks to the prevalence of 
the Q prefix in its class names and its relative absence of module-level 

With this in mind, using the same prefix for the three problematic 
functions makes good sense to me. Are there reservations about this 
approach that I may not be aware of?


-- S.

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