[Python-Dev] New winreg module really an improvement?
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Fri, 28 Jul 2000 00:49:28 -0400 (EDT)
Mark Hammond writes:
> It appears that the new winreg.py module is still in a state of flux, but
> all work has ceased. The test for this module has lots of placeholders
> that are not filled in. Worse, the test code was checked in an obviously
> broken state (presumably "to be done", but guess who the bunny who had to
> do it was :-(
It was supposed to be Paul Prescod, since it was his module.
> This is the first time I have had a serious look at the new winreg module,
> and the first time I have had to use it. I found it quite unintuitive, and
> it took me quite some time to update the test suite for what should have
> been a trivial case:
Interesting; I'd understood from Paul that you'd given approval to
> Has anyone else actually looked at or played with this, and still believe
> it is an improvement over _winreg? I personally find it unintuitive, and
> will personally continue to use _winreg. If we can't find anyone to
> complete it, document it, and stand up and say they really like it, I
> suggest we pull it.
Paul, this is very much on your plate to make Mark happy with it, or
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member