[Python-ideas] Adding `Unpicklable` to the `collections` module

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Nov 28 10:11:39 CET 2010


On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 21:31:02 -0500
Scott Dial <scott+python-ideas at scottdial.com>
wrote:
> On 11/23/2010 6:32 PM, Greg Ewing wrote:
> > Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> > 
> >> By the way, "Unpickleable" doesn't work since it's ambiguous: you don't
> >> know whether it means you can unpickle the thing, or you can't pickle
> >> it.
> > 
> > Nonpickleable?
> > 
> 
> Ephemeral?
> 
> As an added bonus, twisted already uses this terminology, see:
> twisted.persisted.styles.Ephemeral.

Twisted has a taste for "smart" obscure names (can you guess what
Avatar and Portal are for?), which is not in core Python's tradition.
NonPickleable would be fine IMO.

Regards

Antoine.





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