[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS:
Sun, 03 Dec 2000 22:12:15 +0200
Moshe Zadka wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Dec 2000, Christian Tismer wrote:
> > Ugh! Wouldn't that be a fine chance to rename the cmp
> > function in this module? Overriding a built-in
> > is really not nice to have in a library.
> The fine chance was when we moved cmp.py->filecmp.py.
> Now it would just break backwards compatability.
Yes, I see. cmp belongs to the module's interface.
Maybe it could be renamed anyway, and be assigned
to cmp at the very end of the file, but not using
cmp anywhere in the code. My first reaction on reading
the patch was "juck!" since I didn't know this module.
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