[Image-SIG] Pillow, the "friendly" PIL fork

Alex Clark aclark at aclark.net
Sun Aug 1 20:21:42 CEST 2010

On 8/1/10 6:51 AM, in article
AANLkTik-mkENWtpsMFPcYmd6eNYPb8Un+QwqZJ=Ugg+4 at mail.gmail.com, "Fredrik
Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:

> 2010/8/1 Jerome Leclanche <adys.wh at gmail.com>:
>> Although the "PIL" and "Image*" packages themselves do not
>> respect python standards (should be from imaging import .., or
>> something alike).
> If you had been paying attention, you'd noticed that "python
> standards" change all the time, depend on what the latest minibosses
> think (suggestion: look up old versions of PEP 8 before you post stuff
> about how others ignore the "standards").

This is good to know, thank you! (And, thank you Jerome and Daniel for your

So if I understand you correctly, Fredrik, you are saying that you are
adhering to what was once a standard and that you are skeptical about new
standards (which is certainly reasonable).

Regardless of standards, if I understand things correctly, some code

 import Image

While other code requires:

 from PIL import Image

To work properly.

So, we have a "human" problem. If everyone could agree on a single format
and to update all their code we could move forward (also a logistical


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