[Python-Dev] On breaking modules into packages Was: [issue10199] Move Demo/turtle under Lib/
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 15:05:44 CET 2010
On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 9:32 AM, Raymond Hettinger
<raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).
Can Python 2.7 pickles containing unittest classes be unpickled using
2.6 or earlier? Even if nobody uses the new names for imports, I
believe they implicitly end up included in any pickles involving
affected classes (I seem to recall we've been bitten by that before
when moving things around).
Nick Coghlan | ncoghlan at gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia
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