[Python-Dev] Re: Patch #473512
Martin v. Loewis
04 Jun 2002 21:48:20 +0200
email@example.com (Fran=E7ois Pinard) writes:
> GNU getopt changes once in a while.=20=20
In what way? When has it changed last, and what was that change?
> Will `getopt.gnu_getopt' track and reflect these changes as they
> occur? I mean, is it the intent? If yes, the name might be fine.
> Otherwise, it might be better to name this other `getopt' after some
> of its properties, instead of using `gnu' as a prefix.
Assuming that bug fixes are made to GNU getopt, it would certainly be
reasonable to reflect them in getopt.gnu_getopt.
> If GNU it has to be, maybe it should be capitalised? Some existing modul=
> suggest capitals where underlines would probably have been sufficient,
> maybe we should use capitals where they are more naturally mandated.
> Not a big matter for me, but probably worth a thought nevertheless?
I've no opinion on that except that function names are traditionally
all lower-case. I'll ask the author of the patch.