[Python-3000] Py3k release schedule worries

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Dec 22 00:07:09 CET 2006


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On Dec 21, 2006, at 5:53 PM, Mike Orr wrote:

> On 12/21/06, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> On 12/21/06, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
>>> not using underscores in package names makes a certain sense, but
>>> not allowing them in module names strikes me as misguided.  what's
>>> the rationale?
>>
>> See, I don't remember. :-)
>
> Maybe to make it easy to see it's a module and not a function or  
> local variable?
>
> +1 for allowing underscores in module names.

I think we just made that rule because we though they looked ugly.  I  
still think they do, but sometimes they're less ugly than not having  
them, especially when you're consistent with the no-mixed-case rule.

- -Barry

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