[Python-Dev] On breaking modules into packages Was: [issue10199] Move Demo/turtle under Lib/
raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 00:32:09 CET 2010
On Nov 2, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:
>> Are we permanently locked into the exact ten filenames
>> that are currently used: utils, suite, loader, case, result, main, signals,
>> Is the file structure now frozen?
> Somewhat, yes.
That's a bummer.
Sounds like a decision to split a module into a package is a big commitment. Each of the individual file names becomes a permanent part of the API. Even future additional splits are precluded because it might break someones dotted import (i.e. not a single function can be moved between those files -- once in unittest.utils, alway in unittest.utils).
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