[Python-Dev] PEP 382 specification and implementation complete

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Nov 6 16:38:54 CET 2011

On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think this was based on the assumption that *existing* namespace
> package approaches would break under the new scheme. Since that is not
> the case, I suspect those previous objections were overstated (and all
> packaging related code manages to cope well enough with modules where
> the file name doesn't match the package name)

I was actually referring to all the code that does things like split
package names on '.' and then use os.path.join, or that makes assumptions
which are the moral equivalent of that.  PEP 402's version of namespace
packages should break less of that sort of code than adding a directory
name extension.
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