"GvR" == Guido van Rossum email@example.com writes:
>> So I would like to propose that string exceptions are >> deprecated for Python 2.3, in order to remove them in Python >> 2.4, simultaneously allowing arbitrary objects as exceptions.
GvR> I think string exceptions are used enough that we should GvR> deprecate them on a slower schedule.
Is there any controversy that string exceptions should, eventually, be deprecated? If not, then let's come up with a road map for deprecating them, even if their use doesn't raise a deprecation warning in Python 2.3.