[Python-ideas] My objections to implicit package directories
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Mar 14 01:36:09 CET 2012
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> writes:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 2:24 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > I hope I've added some indication that it's also harder to deal with
> > in version control systems.
> Yeah, given that part of my argument when I updated PEP 414 was "the
> lack of explicit unicode literals creates useless noise in version
> control diffs", I can hardly fault you for using a similar argument
> against changing package directory names!
Are you convinced by the argument that a directory representing a
package should be named exactly the same as the package? That's the most
convincing reason I can see (though many other reasons are strong too)
for not introducing special cases for the name of the package's
> Hopefully Eric can capture this clearly in the new PEP so future
> readers will have a clear understanding of the trade-offs involved.
Agreed. Thanks for encouraging discussion and recording it, Eric.
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