"GvR" == Guido van Rossum firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> 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.
GvR> Good point. I do want to start deprecating them, but slowly GvR> because they're used so much. Maybe you can draft a brief GvR> PEP?
Will do. I'd like to cover the following:
- roadmap for deprecating string exceptions (i.e. when will we issue DeprecationWarnings, when will they become illegal).
- roadmap for requiring exceptions to inherit from Exception (or discussion on whether this is still a goal).
- impact of the transition to new-style classes everywhere on the exception rules.
That might be too broad or too narrow -- I'm up for suggestions! -Barry