I notice that most(all?) of those are from pretty old modules, which explains the "old", pre PEP-8 names.
I think it would be good to clean this up with a set of aliases -- but it is a fair bit of code-churn for not much real gain. I guess it comes down to:
- How much maintenance do those modules see anyway? Are they changing much, if at all between recent versions?
- How often to "end users" use them -- as opposed to using high level packages on top of them? What I'm getting at here is that it's a lot more important that a newbie or casual scripter gets consistent names than for package maintainers.