PEP8 consistency is a question to the development team commitment. Nothing prevents you add pep8 checks to build process, contribute fixes.
This inconsistency has been analyzed for various web frameworks recently:
No much in the list are paying attention to this...
Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 11:48:50 +0200 From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Python-Dev] PEP 8 and function names
"There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it."
We all love this mantra.
But one thing that often confuses people : function naming. The standard library is kind of inconsistent. Some functions are separated by underscores and others aren't. It's not intuitive and new pythonistas end up constantly reading the doc. (Time saving one char typing vs time guessing function names.)
Would it be a good idea to clarify PEP 8 on this ? I mean for future libraries.