It can't be changed due to backwards compatibility. See

On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12:29:01 PM UTC-4, wrote:
> Hi, I've recently sprung a bug that seems to be easily fixable. I would 
> like to create my first patch on django with it. I am using Django 2.0.4. 
> Error code: 
>  File "/Users/User/PycharmProjects/django 0-1 login 
> test/auth0login/", line 18, in <module>
>     path('', include('django.contrib.auth.urls', 'auth')),
>   File "/Users/User/Projects/django-master/django/urls/", line 39, 
> in include
>     'Specifying a namespace in include() without providing an app_name '
> The fix is simple. Adding the app_name variable in 
> django.contrib.auth.urls fixes this problem. I was wondering if I'm 
> overlooking something before making a ticket and patching django.

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