[Import-SIG] PEP 382: Partial packages (was: Is ".ns" really the right extension?)

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Jul 10 22:34:21 CEST 2011

On Jul 10, 2011, at 07:27 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

>- the feature defined in PEP 382 is called "partial package",
>  indicating that the entire package may be more than that.
>  "package portion" could work as well, as could "component
>  package" or "package component"; "partial package has the
>  advantage of raising associations with C#'s "partial classes"
>  which are esstentially the same feature (but on a class level).
>- the extension is ".pyp", for "Python Package"

I like "package portions" and .pyp.  "partial packages" would be okay, but to
me it puts the emphasis in the wrong place (i.e in what's missing rather than
what's present).

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