Package xoutil

Transition to a new namespace

Since version 2.1, we’re transitioning to another name: This is to align xoutil as a fundamental part of our family of projects under the xotl namespace. Xotl is a Nahuatl word which may stand for ‘foundation’. xoutil is part of the foundation of many of our projects.

Backwards compatible imports

Since 2.1, every module importable from xoutil is actually under the namespace; so importing, for instance, from xoutil.future.datetime should be updated to

Importing from xoutil will still be possible in all versions before 3.0. You won’t have to change all your imports right away.

Distribution of xoutil

Will continue to distribute both and xoutil (with the same codebase) for the entire 2.1.x series. From version 2.2.0+ will distruibute only, but keep the backwards import up to 3.0.


Don’t depend on both xoutil and We use the same codebase for both distributions; which means you’ll get the same code, but if you install different versions you may get a crippled system.