[Python-Dev] Adopting Optik
Guido van Rossum
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:40:27 -0500
> > I want to start working on an alpha release of Python 2.3. I'd like
> > to be able to release 2.3a1 before Xmas. PEP 283 has a list of things
> > to be done. One of the tasks is to adopt Greg Ward's options parsing
> > module, Optik. I propose to adopt this under the name "options". Any
> > comments?
> What about the discussion in May 2002:
Looking at the code, I think there are too many classes to speak about
a single dominant class; then the guideline becomes "use short,
lower-case module names". Cute names are against Python's tradition IMO.
> Since some projects (for exmaple docutils) already started to use
> Optik it is becoming increasingly late for a name change.
The docutils author can speak for himself; I think docutils can deal
with the change. It's also simple enough to add something like this:
from options import OptionParse
from optik import OptionParse
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)