[Python-ideas] Making the stdlib consistent again

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 00:38:56 EDT 2016

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:21 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> P.S. I sometimes wonder if you could analyse Python API designs over
> time and group them into eras the way people do with building
> architectural styles - "This API is a fine example of the stylistic
> leanings of Python's Java period, which ran from <year> to <year>. As
> the community moved into the subsequent Haskell period, composition
> came to be favoured over inheritance, leading to the emergence of
> alternative APIs like X, Y, and Z, of which, Y ultimately proved to be
> most popular" :)

This is yet another example of the neo-classic baroque Python code,
and as I always say, if it's not baroque, don't fix it!
-- Cogsworth


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