Library philosophy

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Thu Aug 26 19:33:52 CEST 1999


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. Evidence of
this includes indecipherable function names like strtfmt and APIs that
return tuples instead of objects and take integers as "flags" instead of
strings or objects.

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?

 Paul Prescod




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