[Python-Dev] PEP 292 for Python 2.4

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Jun 28 10:05:18 EDT 2004

On Thu, Jun 24, 2004, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Jun 24, 2004, at 10:27 AM, Aahz wrote:
>>On Wed, Jun 16, 2004, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>>>Please do give consideration to putting all of this in a single
>>>module.  IMO, this is too small of an addition to warrant splitting
>>>everything in to packages (which make it more difficult to understand
>>>and maintain as a collective unit).
>>That's true.  However, there has been a regular low-level discussion
>>about creating a ``text`` package; why not simply name it ``string``?
> If nothing else, that would cause hell for people who would like to use 
> a backport of the package for Python N, where N is less than the first 
> version that had this feature but still had the string module.

This actually makes it *easier* to backport; you only take the submodule
you want.
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