Question about official API

Ben Finney ben+python at
Fri Feb 5 03:37:01 EST 2016

"Frank Millman" <frank at> writes:

> What is the rule for knowing if something is part of the official API?

Part of what official API?

Different libraries will have different rules about what is the official
API. Some may not have official rules.

For Python standard library modules, the official API is in the user
documentation for each module.

> However, it is not mentioned in the [standard library] documentation.

Then it's not part of the official API (or the documentation has a bug
which needs to be reported).

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Ben Finney

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