[Python-Dev] PEP 292 for Python 2.4
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
>>>> 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
>> 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
> 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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