[Python-3000] xml.etree.ElementTree and PEP 8
musiccomposition at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 17:03:32 CEST 2008
On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 7:18 AM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:
> I wonder why the ElementTree modules in Py3k's xml.etree still do not follow
> PEP8 naming (ok, besides the obvious explanation that no-one renamed them so
> far). Was there a decision that they should keep their name despite the
> general push towards a uniformly named standard library? Or would it be ok to
> rename them for the next beta?
The stdlib APIs are never going to be completely PEP 8 compliant, and
that's ok; internal consistency (in the library) is most important.
I'm very -1 this late in the release cycle.
> Given the fact that most packages that depend on ET already use more than one
> try-except import for these modules anyway (and likely a separate module that
> cares for the right import), I don't see the situation becoming any worse by
> making them PEP8 compliant.
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