[Python-Dev] Removal of Win32 ANSI API
solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Nov 14 01:19:28 CET 2010
On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 01:06:55 +0100
Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> wrote:
> The code is currently working. The question is if we have to drop the ANSI API
> now, later or never.
If the code is currently working and isn't a security hole, then we
obviously don't "have to".
Apparently several developers "want to", which is different.
> It looks like the decision moves to "later" (deprecate in
> 3.2, remove in 3.3). I still think that drop now doesn't really hurt.
If you drop code without first deprecating it, chances are it will
hurt someone. That's why having a deprecation period is the rule we
usually follow (most of the time :-)).
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