[Python-Dev] Re: Christmas Wishlist

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at iinet.net.au
Thu Dec 18 05:42:02 EST 2003

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-16 at 05:32, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> [snip description of potential naming conflicts]
> Has this ever happened to you in practice?

Well, no. But others seemed concerned about it, so I thought I'd try to 
clarify the problem - the scripts I write don't need anything more than 
the standard library and win32all.

> It seems like the way out would be to start adopting a Java-like
> convention for package names.  The problem with that in current Python
> is that you can't (easily) weave a package's contents from different
> locations in the file system.

I still like the various suggestions for _giving_ those parts of the 
system special names. That's what I was trying for, even if the names I 
chame up with weren't any good.


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