[stdlib-sig] [Python-3000] Types and classes

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 13:10:40 CEST 2008

On 03/04/2008, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Paul Prescod <paul at prescod.net> wrote:
> > Also, could the types module be renamed "builtin_classes" or
> >  "core_classes" or something like that? It was always a weird name
> >  because it wasn't if it contained all of the types in a Python
> >  distribution. Just a set of core-to-the-implementation ones.
> That's up to the stdlib reorg committee; my position has been for a
> long time that there shouldn't be a types module at all.

*If* it's to be renamed (which I have no strong opinion on) would
making it sys.classes (or sys.types) be plausible? With the "sys =
core" connotation, I find this better than an underscored name.


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