[stdlib-sig] Making the reorg work
brett at python.org
Fri Apr 18 03:30:03 CEST 2008
On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Benjamin Peterson
<musiccomposition at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 6:40 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> > For 2.6, the modules should be renamed. The old names should be
> > maintained with stub modules that are kept in some directory, such as
> > lib-old. This separate directory is needed since some modules are only
> > changing their case and that will wreak havoc on case-insensitive file
> > systems. There should also be a Python 3.0 warning about the named
> > deprecation.
> So, the following the workflow?
> 1. svn mv Lib/BadOldName.py Lib/badoldname.py (in trunk)
I think you meant for that to still lead to a good name. =)
> 2. Fix imports in the stdlib and update the docs.
> 3. Commit and merge into 3.0.
> 4. (back in trunk) make a file that does a start import (modules with
> __all__ will require some more work) in lib-old and gives a py3k
> 5. Block that revision
Sounds about right.
> > While we wait for Guido to pronounce on the PEP (probably late next
> > week) we can start discussing this and getting stuff lined up. I
> > personally don't know how much time I will have for this (dealing with
> > a relationship ending and having to move because of it) so any and all
> > help I can get for this will be appreciated.
> Your word is my command. :)
> Benjamin Peterson
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