The Python standard library and PEP8

Steven D'Aprano steven at
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>,
> alex23  <wuwei23 at> wrote:
>>On Apr 21, 1:18 pm, Tim Wintle < at> 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.


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