[Python-Dev] Unittest PEP do's and don'ts (BDFL pronouncement)

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Jul 17 04:36:13 CEST 2008

Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> writes:

> Yes, but unless I misunderstand you, you don't regard a mass
> renaming of the module's functionality and removal of existing
> aliases as a change to the API.

You slightly misunderstand me. The above changes *are* a change to the
API, by definition. My position is that those changes, which *only*
(and deliberately) change names without changing behaviour, are far
below the threshold that might justify a new module.

> As far as I'm concerned, if I have to alter my code to use the
> updated module you have changed the API. Test code is particularly
> sensitive to such changes.

I agree entirely with this.

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