[Python-Dev] quick PEP 387 comments

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Fri Aug 28 01:57:51 CEST 2009

Is the PEP considering all non-private APIs public even if they are
not documented? If so we might want to be up front about that and say
so to make sure we are all very careful about making all non-essential
APIs private (assuming this PEP gets accepted).

And we might want to say that all code in 'test' sub-packages are not
subject to backwards compatibility unless documented. I have a ton of
support code in importlib.test that I do not want to have to maintain
for public consumption as they are meant solely for testing purposes
by me. If you read the PEP it would suggest that all modules in test
are subject to the PEP's compatibility policy which is obviously


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