[Python-Dev] Repo frozen for 3.2

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 22:02:41 CET 2010


On Dec 6, 2010, at 11:40 AM, Fred Drake wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Raymond Hettinger
> <raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We really ought to stop with the SafeFoo naming convention.
>> It is only descriptive to the person who wrote the class or function,
>> not to the user who will immediately wonder, "safe from what?"
> 
> Safe from bad vampire movies, of course!
> 
> I'd not recognize the current Safe* class names as a pattern; there
> are currently two in the py3k trunk:
> 
>    configparser.SafeConfigParser
>        -- very much a poor name
> 
>    xmlrpc.client.SafeTransport
>        -- perhaps should have been SSLTransport or HTTPSTransport
> 
> I agree the "Safe" prefix isn't meaningful. 

IIRC, pprint has a safe_repr() and string.Template has safe_substitute()
and pydoc has a safe import.

Never new there was so much danger in the standard library :-)


Raymond


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