[Python-Dev] Re: @deprecated
mwh at python.net
Wed Mar 9 10:16:28 CET 2005
Greg Ward <gward at python.net> writes:
> On 08 March 2005, Michael Chermside said:
>> Greg writes:
>> > This is one of my top two Java features .
>> >  The other is compiler recognition of "@deprecated" in doc comments.
>> Hmm... what a good idea! Let's see... what exactly does "@deprecated" DO in
>> Java? Why it causes the compiler to emit a warning if you use the function in
>> question. Not a bad idea.
> Isn't it, though?
>> Amusingly enough, the syntax is even the same in
> [...code omitted...]
> Cooool. So simple, and yet so powerful. One might even call it Pythonic!
One difference: I imagine (hope!) the java compiler would complain if
the deprecated function is referenced, whereas the python version only
complains if it is called...
ROOSTA: Ever since you arrived on this planet last night you've
been going round telling people that you're Zaphod
Beeblebrox, but that they're not to tell anyone else.
-- The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Episode 7
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