[Python-ideas] Making the stdlib consistent again

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Mon Jul 25 16:20:34 EDT 2016

On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:55:27 -0000, Ralph Broenink <ralph at ralphbroenink.net> wrote:
> While maintaining full backwards compatibility, my idea is that we should
> offer consistently named aliases in -eventually- all stdlib modules. For
> instance, with Python 2.6, the threading module received this treatment,
> but unfortunately this was not expanded to all modules.

Right.  We tried it.  It didn't work out very well (really bad
cost/benefit ratio), so we stopped.[*]


[*] At least, that's my understanding, I wasn't actually around yet when
then threading changes were made.

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