[New-bugs-announce] [issue10199] Move Demo/turtle under Lib/
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Tue Oct 26 17:48:56 CEST 2010
New submission from Alexander Belopolsky <belopolsky at users.sourceforge.net>:
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 8:13 AM, Alexander Belopolsky
> <alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The one demo that I want to find a better place for is Demo/turtle.
> Sure, go for it. It is a special case because the turtle module is
> also in the stdlib and these are intended for a particular novice
> audience. Anything we can do to make things easier for those people to
> get start with is probably worth it. Ideally they could just double
> click some file and the demo would fire up, with a command-line
> alternative (for the geeks among them) e.g. "python -m turtledemo" .
> --Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
-- "Move Demo scripts under Lib"
Before I prepare a patch, I would like to get an agreement on the location of the demo package. In the order of my preference:
1. turtle.demo Pro: obvious relationship to turtle. Cons: require converting turtle.py to a package.
2. turtledemo Pro: BDFL's suggestion; "Flat is better than nested". Cons: relationship to turtle module is less obvious than in #1; stdlib namespace pollution. (Turtle invasion! :-)
3. demo.turtle - probably not a good idea if not as a part of a general Demo reorganization.
Note that while I listed conversion of turtle.py to a package as a cons, it may not be a bad idea on its own. For example, toolkit abstraction naturally belongs to submodules and procedural interface belongs to package level while OOP classes may be separated into submodules. While I am not proposing any such changes as a part of this ticket, it may not be a bad idea to take the first step and rename turtle.py to turtle/__init__.py.
components: Demos and Tools
title: Move Demo/turtle under Lib/
type: feature request
versions: Python 3.2
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