[Python-ideas] win32 extensions

Brian Curtin brian.curtin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 16:18:22 CEST 2011

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 09:14, Brian Curtin <brian.curtin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe I'll seem crazy, but I think if we are to include this, the "py"
> prefix of the name would have to go. In fact, moving forward with
> this, even "win32" is probably a less than appropriate name, as
> Microsoft has moved to "Windows API" some time ago, which "more
> accurately reflects its roots in 16-bit Windows and its support on
> 64-bit Windows" [1]. I don't know the track record of stdlib
> inclusions and name changes, but I feel like this should be called
> "windows".

I should finish this thought: I think "windows" should be a top-level
package, and the sub-packages like "win32com" or "win32api" should
drop the "win32" prefix.

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