Why is the shutil module called shutil?

Devin Jeanpierre jeanpierreda at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 23:52:35 CEST 2011


> Well specifically we should have a look over the Ruby API's of "File",
> "Dir", and "IO". I don't believe we should copy them verbatim --as the
> Ruby API is not Pythonic-- however, it may be a good starting point
> for something that has been decades overdue within this community.

Perhaps you would be interested in one of the recent threads on Python-Ideas.

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/2011-September/011559.html

Also please stop being abrasive and personally attacking other members
of the Python community.

Devin

On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 4:30 PM, rantingrick <rantingrick at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 24, 11:56 pm, Matt Joiner <anacro... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Please continue
>
> Well specifically we should have a look over the Ruby API's of "File",
> "Dir", and "IO". I don't believe we should copy them verbatim --as the
> Ruby API is not Pythonic-- however, it may be a good starting point
> for something that has been decades overdue within this community.
>
> There was the rejected Path object from PEP 355:
>    http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0355/
>
> But it seems the "Anointed One" tossed the idea due to it's
> "versatility" and it being a subclass of string... is he joking? o_O
>
> First of all, what the hell is wrong with versatility Mr Van Rossum?
> Where else would you put these methods? True it may be a large
> collection, however, can YOU offer any suggestions as to where else we
> would put them or are YOU just going to latch on to your prejudices of
> path objects like your irrational fears of functional programming? Do
> you remember the map and lambda fiasco?
>
> We need you to get on board and push something through. When you hide
> your head in the sand and imagine everything is "peachy cream" you
> expose your backside for a swift kicking.
>
> [References:]
>
> Ruby File Object:
>     http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/File.html
>
> Ruby Dir Object:
>    http://ruby-doc.org/core/classes/Dir.html
>
> Ruby IO Object:
>    http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/IO.html
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