Guido van Rossum wrote:
I suggest adding the following to the string module's documentation (rather than marking it as explicitly deprecated):
This module exists for backwards compatibility only. It will eventually be deprecated and its use should be avoided in new code.
I also suggest that someone go through the standard library and get rid of all uses of the string module. (What to do with string.letters c.s.?)
We will need some place to put constants and other non-method based string related functions (much like the Unicode database module which serves a similar purpose)... the ideal complement would be a stringdata module which provides the same interfaces as the unicodedata module if reasonably possible (we'd get into encoding problems again...) !