[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...
kevin at bud.ca
Thu Oct 15 03:52:57 CEST 2009
On Oct 14, 2009, at 3:39 PM, Fred Drake wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 5:59 PM, David Lyon
> <david.lyon at preisshare.net> wrote:
>> ConfigParser is in every python version that I know of.
> ConfigParser was first documented in Python 1.5.2, released 30 April
> Some of us remember the releases that came before, but (thankfully)
> we're outnumbered. :-)
1.5.1 was the first Python that I used, seems like I managed to squeak
onto the outnumbered side.
The Python Tutorial was really primitive back then (http://www.python.org/doc/1.5.1/tut/
), it didn't even get it's distinctive blue headers and footers until
1.5.2 (so that it at least a little bit no longer felt like "some
dudes pet project"). I like section 9.4, "Randon Remarks" (http://www.python.org/doc/1.5.1/tut/remarks.html
"Data attributes override method attributes with the same name; to
avoid accidental name conflicts, which may cause hard-to-find bugs in
large programs, it is wise to use some kind of convention that
minimizes the chance of conflicts, e.g., capitalize method names,
prefix data attribute names with a small unique string (perhaps just
an underscore), or use verbs for methods and nouns for data attributes."
The use of a leading underscore for private names hadn't yet been
formalized as a convention!
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