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

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Jul 10 23:04:21 CEST 2011

On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 13:34, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> 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).

I agree with Barry on this one. "Partial package" makes me think that
something is explicitly missing from the package and that it may not work
until all the partial bits of the package are gathered.
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