Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #18974, comment 16


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09/19/2012 08:51:26 PM (3 years ago)
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  • Ticket #18974, comment 16

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    22> (4) is a case of something in widespread use, where we are deprecating the use of an anti-pattern (import *). We did this because Django is an influencer in the Python best-practices space, and Django is often people's first introduction to Python, so when our tutorial tells people to do things a bad way, it leads to problems later on.
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    4 I guess I just don't see this change as any different than that. A Decorator that forces a change in function signature is an anti-pattern as well (even more so than import * in my opinion), and like you said Django is an influencer in the Python best-practices space, and their first introduction to Python. I don't think documentation alone is enough to solve this particular anti-pattern usage because people are using it in the wild and people will still learn from the people doing it "wrong" because those people learned from Django to do it wrong.
     4I guess I just don't see this change as any different than that. A Decorator that forces a change in function signature is an anti-pattern as well (even more so than `import *` in my opinion), and like you said Django is an influencer in the Python best-practices space, and their first introduction to Python. I don't think documentation alone is enough to solve this particular anti-pattern usage because people are using it in the wild and people will still learn from the people doing it "wrong" because those people learned from Django to do it wrong.
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