[Baypiggies] History of python naming

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Feb 5 00:54:19 CET 2008

On Feb 4, 2008 3:46 PM, Jeff Younker <jeff at drinktomi.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have pointers to the history of python naming
> conventions?   I'm curious how the std library ended up with
> outliers like StringIO.StringIO.

It was simply me experimenting with different ways of doing things,
way, way long ago. And perhaps not pushing back enough on alternative
naming conventions used by early contributors. PEP 8 came much, much

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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