[docs] [issue37809] Alias typing.NamedTuple to collections

Raymond Hettinger report at bugs.python.org
Sat Aug 10 12:50:42 EDT 2019


Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> added the comment:

Further notes for posterity:

* Anything written using collections.NamedTuple would instantly lose its backwards compatibility.  

* The casing of NamedTuple is more in line with the typing module:  List, Deque, NamedTuple and doesn't fit well with the deque, namedtuple, and ChainMap in the collections module. 

* Nothing in the collections module currently requires typing, but NamedTuple can only be used with typing.  

* We really don't want to increase import times for collections. This proposal would defeat the entire purpose of having moved _collections_abc to a separate module outside of the collections package.

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