[Python-Dev] pep8ity __future__

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 11:54:43 CEST 2008

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I don't see it the same way; this is a terribly unimportant API, so
> let's not mess with it. threading.py is worth fixing (a) because it's
> so popular, and (b) because some folks insisted that the new
> multiprocessing module have an API that is as similar as possible to
> threading. IOW The general moratorium on pep8ifying remains; we made a
> specific exception for threading.py for very specific reasons.

We're also only *adding* the PEP 8 compliant API to threading, and 
leaving the old API in-place indefinitely in the 2.x series.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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