[Python-Dev] module reorg (was: 1.6 job list)
Sat, 25 Mar 2000 16:22:09 -0500 (EST)
>>>>> "MH" == Mark Hammond <email@example.com> writes:
MH> [Greg writes]
>> I'm not even going to attempt to try to define a hierarchy for
>> all those modules. I count 137 on my local system. Let's say
>> that I *do* try... some are going to end up "forced" rather than
>> obeying some obvious grouping. If you do it a chunk at a time,
>> then you get the obvious, intuitive groupings. Try for more, and
>> you just bung it all up.
MH> I agree with Greg - every module will not fit into a package.
Sure. No one is arguing with that :-).
Where I disagree with Greg, is that we shouldn't approach this
piecemeal. A greedy algorithm can lead to a locally optimal solution
that isn't the right for the whole library. A name or grouping might
make sense on its own, but isn't sufficiently clear when taking all
137 odd modules into account.
MH> But I also agree with Guido - we _should_ attempt to go through
MH> the 137 modules and put the ones that fit into logical
MH> groupings. Greg is probably correct with his selection for
MH> "net", but a general evaluation is still a good thing. A view
MH> of the bigger picture will help to quell debates over the
MH> structure, and only leave us with the squabbles over the exact
MH> spelling :-)
x1.5 on this. I'm not sure which direction you ended up thinking this
was (+ or -), but which ever direction it was I like it.