[Twisted-Python] Re: [Zope3-dev] twisted zope

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Tue Jul 29 10:25:47 EDT 2003

On Monday, July 28, 2003, at 11:28 PM, Christopher Armstrong wrote:

> I dread the day that parts of Twisted start making it into Python
> core.

Why?  The core reactor is pretty stable, pretty small, and now people 
who have expressed distress at the state of other portions of Twisted 
want to use it.

> If it ever does, though, I want to "brute-force" the versioning
> issue and put it in a top-level package with a name other than
> "twisted"


> (And I'm sure Guido would agree, as he doesn't like names
> like "twisted" and "optik").

Maybe we can call it 'reactor.*'?  (Or, for all you Sw. Eng. fans out 
there, "patterns.reactor.*" :-))

> That way if we continue to develop bits that are also in Python, there 
> will be no versioning clashes. We've all seen this issue with the 
> (*flinch* *flinch*) `xml' package.

Yes, please, let's let application authors choose WHICH version of this 
they want to run with; ostensibly the core Python version would be much 
more stable, and upgrades to it could happen with excruciating 
attention to backwards compat.

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