Commonly-used names in the Python standard library

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Thu Feb 20 17:26:00 CET 2014

Chris Angelico <rosuav at>:

> Also, what happens if two modules (one of which might be your script)
> written for different versions both import some third module? Should
> they get different versions, based on what version tags they use
> themselves? Compatibility can't be changed that easily. You either run
> on the new version, or run on the old. Not both.

Shared C libraries face the exact same issue. Java seems pretty good on
this front as well. When there is a will, there is a way.


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