[Python-3000] [Python-ideas] Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!
mwm at mired.org
Sat Feb 2 17:46:57 CET 2008
On Sat, 2 Feb 2008 08:55:10 -0600 skip at pobox.com wrote:
> Anybody who installed multiple versions of Python on their computer today -
> at least in the Unixoid world - already has to know about "make altinstall"
> so they don't accidentally obliterate the python symlink. I don't
> understand what all the fuss is.
And - at least in my experience - chances are good that nothing but
the simplest scripts will work on multiple versions anyway, because
they don't have the same set of third party - or possibly even builtin
- modules installed, unless someone took care to make sure that
exactly that happened, and even then the scripts generally only moved
And it's not like backwards compatibility problems are unheard of,
either with Python and pretty much every other language community. I
think the fuss is because the Python community has generally taken
more care with this than other languages, and in this case we're
explicitly ignoring it.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.
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