[PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] naming conventions

Jim Hugunin hugunin@mit.edu
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 13:26:36 -0400

Janne Sinkkonen wrote:
> Jim Hugunin <hugunin@mit.edu> writes:
> > These names are clearly much more consistent than the previous ones,
> Could you provide a list of changes in the alpha2 release, like this
>         oldname1 newname1
>         oldname2 newname2
>         etc...
> so it would be easier to convert existing code to use the new names.

Will do, I might even provide an automated tool for that if I get around
to it.

> > however, I still can see room for improvement.
> Let's make all the improvements at once (for alpha2). It is much more
> easier to write code if the names of library functions are not
> constantly drifting... :)

That's the point about trying to get to a beta1 release.  As soon as I
reach that point, I will be promising to avoid incompatible changes (if
at all possible).  For now I am much more concerned with getting things
right than with being consistent (though I have every intention of
getting this naming thing over with in alpha2).


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