[Python-Dev] elementtree in stdlib

Martin Blais blais at furius.ca
Fri Apr 7 16:28:59 CEST 2006

On 4/6/06, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
> Bob Ippolito wrote:
> > > Try the 2.5 alpha 1 just released, and you'll see that the toplevel
> > > package is now xml.etree.  The module and class are still called
> > > ElementTree, though.
> >
> > It would be nice to have new code be PEP 8 compliant..
> it's not new code, and having *different* module names for the same
> well-established library isn't very nice to anyone.

(It's not new code, but it is new code to the stdlib.)

How about doing a rename but creating some kind of alias for the
current names?  That would serve everyone.  (I also find the current
naming to be unfortunate and stumble over it every time.)

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