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Stephan Richter wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 September 2006 08:26, Jim Fulton wrote:
>> I think in the future, we should resist minor api tweaks just to
>> improve spelling slightly.
> I disagree, if the API violates the style guide. The point of the style guide
> is that we have uniform naming. For example, formlib violates the style guide
> completely. Unfortunately I did not look closer at it before the inclusion in
> the core, otherwise I would have strongly argued against it until those
> violations were fixed.
> I cannot remember things well. So uniform naming is very important to me,
> because it allows me to remember less. Every time I am starting to write UI
> code, I have to think: "Okay. I am going to use formlib. Crap, it is
> different than the rest. I need to use underscores. Okay." At the end of the
> day, I am ending up opening form.py to look up things; yes, I have not read
> the README yet.
I agree on the goal, I don't agree on the means. Once we decide it's
stable, it's stable, even if there's a spelling error in it. We have to
apply more careful development before calling it stable then.
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