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Author mark.dickinson
Recipients Sergey.Kirpichev, mark.dickinson, ned.deily, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy, tim.peters
Date 2021-04-23.11:51:17
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For the record, here's the python-ideas thread:

I'm no longer convinced that this is a good idea. It's the usual difference between "Would it have been better if we'd called it 'Integer' rather than 'Integral'?", and "Given where we are, is it worth changing the name now?". The name "Integral" isn't actually _wrong_ as such; it's just perhaps not the name that we would have chosen if we were inventing the numbers ABC right now.

If we add "Integer", we have to choose between

- maintaining both names indefinitely, or
- deprecating and eventually removing the "Integral" name

Neither option seems appealing: the first is a violation of "one obvious way"; the second causes unnecessary work for third-party projects already using Integral.
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