PEP 382: Namespace Packages

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Sat Apr 4 14:24:34 CEST 2009

> -0
> My main concern is that we'll start seeing all kinds of packages with
> names like:
> com.dusinc.sarray.ptookkit.v_1_34_beta.btree.BTree
> The current lack of global package namespace effectively prevents
> bureaucratic package naming, which in my mind makes it worth the
> cost.  However, I'd be willing to believe this can be kept under
> control some other way.

In principle, people can do this today already. That they are not
doing it is a good sign.

I think this bureaucratic naming in Java originates more from an
explicitly stated policy that people should use such naming than
from the ability to actually do so easily.


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