[Python-Dev] Convention on functions that shadow existing stdlib functions
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Jul 30 00:42:46 CEST 2011
On 7/29/2011 11:18 AM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> I'd much rather solve this problem by adding markup to functions that
> explicitly disclaim our normal backward compatibility guarantees.
I suggested adding a footnote marker (1) to each one.
> test.support *is* part of the stdlib.
> So once again, is this a real actual problem you've witnessed in enough cases
> to go through all the trouble of moving the documentation, and making it more
> difficult to find?
I agree with this. When working on tests, I would prefer to have
test.support doc in the same offine doc set as unittest docs.
I only supported *moving* as an alternative to *deleting*.
Terry J. Reedy
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