[Distutils] PEP 376 comments

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Mon Jun 8 17:23:46 CEST 2009

On 8 Jun, 2009, at 8:16, Tarek Ziadé wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Paul Moore<p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/6/8 Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com>:
>>> I guess the problem only occurs if "egg_infos" is part of the public
>>> interface. What if module A calls get_egg_infos(), then module B  
>>> calls
>>> get_egg_infos(somePath), then module A uses "egg_infos" assuming  
>>> that it
>>> still refers to the same set of paths.
>> Vaguely off-topic, but is it only me that hates the abbreviation
>> "infos"? It can only realistically be an abbreviation for the word
>> "informations" - and there's no such word :-(
> Mmm, that's my frenglish, Sir  ;)  (If you see other weird stuff
> please let me know)
> So I guess "get_egg_info" is the shortest, proper form ?

The thingy we're getting is called an "EggInfo", which would IMHO mean  
that "get_egg_infos" is technically the correct name for something  
that returns a list of them. I'd interpret the singular form as a  
function that returns one EggInfo object.

Disclaimer: I'm not a native english speaker

>> Paul.
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