The Python standard library and PEP8

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Tue Apr 21 06:51:57 CEST 2009


On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 21:30:20 -0700, Aahz wrote:

> In article
> <37d39064-b73d-4e47-9e1e-d07c14bfc0f7 at z8g2000prd.googlegroups.com>,
> alex23  <wuwei23 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>On Apr 21, 1:18 pm, Tim Wintle <tim.win... at teamrubber.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> There was some suggestion about introducing synonyms that followed
>>> PEP8 and introducing deprecation warnings as you suggested, but I
>>> can't remember the outcome. I'd suggest checking the dev archives.
>>
>>What about the possibility of offering an additional, PEP8-compliant API
>>for each?
>>
>>   import logging # the current interface import logging.pep8 # the
>>   PEP8-compliant interface
>>
>>I'd be happy to contribute to this if it was considered worthwhile.
> 
> That's precisely what's been vetoed (among other things).  Guido thinks
> the maintenance cost is too high.



But there's nothing to stop somebody from putting such a PEP-8 compliant 
library on PyPi. If people prefer it to the standard library, I'm sure 
Guido will change his mind.

http://pypi.python.org/


-- 
Steven



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