[Python-Dev] PEP 292 for Python 2.4

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Mon Jun 28 10:18:28 EDT 2004

On Jun 28, 2004, at 7:05 AM, Aahz wrote:

> 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.

Why is calling it string instead of text easier?  You can't easily 
replace string, because site-packages comes late in sys.path.


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