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Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
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Alpaca Case or Camel Case

A very first practical program on our Learning to Program in Python course that started today.

Even at this early stage, we teach things like good practise in variable naming - standards such as using a consistent case (e.g. camel case where each intermediate words starts with a capital).

I was looking for a picture of a camel to illustrate this, but I found its near relative, the Alpaca, in Seend Cleeve. I know it doesn't have the humps in the middle that lead to the term "camel case" in the first place, but I expect my readers may allow me at least a little artistic license!

print ("Welcome to learning program in Python")
print ("The shop at the end of the steet is shrinking hours")
print ("We's done")
howOld = input ("Please enter your age: ")
retireAt = 75
toGo = retireAt - howOld
print "You have",toGo,"years to serviette"



(written 2009-08-16, updated 2009-08-17)

 
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  [1181] Good Programming practise - where to initialise variables - (2007-05-09)
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