Guido van Rossum wrote:
I don't see it the same way; this is a terribly unimportant API, so let's not mess with it. threading.py is worth fixing (a) because it's so popular, and (b) because some folks insisted that the new multiprocessing module have an API that is as similar as possible to threading. IOW The general moratorium on pep8ifying remains; we made a specific exception for threading.py for very specific reasons.
We're also only *adding* the PEP 8 compliant API to threading, and leaving the old API in-place indefinitely in the 2.x series.