[openstack-dev] [ALL] Removing generate_uuid() from uuidutils

Joshua Harlow harlowja at yahoo-inc.com
Thu Nov 14 05:27:25 UTC 2013

I prefer the library to be named 'josh', kthxbye ;)

On 11/13/13 7:26 PM, "Clint Byrum" <clint at fewbar.com> wrote:

>Excerpts from Michael Still's message of 2013-11-13 13:24:52 -0800:
>> On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:20 AM, Eric Windisch <eric at cloudscaling.com>
>> > I don't think it is a problem to remove the code in oslo first, as
>> > long as no other oslo-incubator code uses it. Projects don't have to
>> > sync the code and could always revert should that they do.
>> I strongly disagree. It stops projects from syncing with oslo until
>> they go through the code churn to remove the method.
>> > However, like Mark, I'm inclined to consider the value of
>> > is_uuid_like. While undoubtedly useful, is one method sufficient to
>> > warrant creating a new top-level module. Waiting for it to hit the
>> > standard library will take quite a long time...
>> >
>> > There are other components of oslo that are terse and questionable as
>> > standalone libraries. For these, it might make sense to aggressively
>> > consider rolling some modules together?
>> >
>> > One clear example would be log.py and log_handler.py, another would be
>> > periodic_task.py and loopingcall.py
>> I'm not sure I see the harm in leaving small but widely used modules
>> in oslo incubator. If we really want to release everything as a
>> library, can't we just have a generic catchall one for the small
>> things? oslo.therest perhaps?
>It seems to me that we have two different encodetures in oslo:
>1) Useful reusable code. config, logging, db access, etc.
>2) Common OpenStack conventions/formats/etc.
>Our usage of this module is just a level of indirection for all of us
>to share. I don't mind having a tiny library that makes things more
>I suggest that if something is found to be a common OpenStack convention,
>it can go in a library that we call something clever, like "kevin", or
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