Library philosophy

Phil Hunt philh at vision25.demon.co.uk
Thu Aug 26 22:38:12 CEST 1999


In article <37C57A80.D5C62704 at prescod.net>
           paul at prescod.net "Paul Prescod" writes:
> I am curious about the opinions of Python community members on the
> following issue:
> 
> I believe that Python's libraries are in many places too thin of a layer
> on top of the C library and are thus not very Pythonish.

The same thought has often occurred to me.

> Would it it make sense to start wrapping the low-level modules with
> high-level, easier to use modules that would be "the default" in Python
> 2?

This could be a useful idea, as long as the present libraries are
kept for compatibility.

I've written a class representing a Usenet article, which could form
the basis of a high-level nntp module.

-- 
Phil Hunt....philh at vision25.demon.co.uk





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