On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 at 15:29, Steve Dower email@example.com wrote:
If someone can show that either no third-parties are using it, or all those that do will probably never explicitly support Python 3.8 or later, or all those that do would prefer to stop using it, then I'll happily change my mind here. But right now, it seems like deprecating it will cause an unknown amount of churn for minimal benefit.
FWIW, https://searchcode.com/?q=PendingDeprecationWarning&lan=19 says there are about 6.786 results. I haven't looked extensively, but Django seems to be in there. The msgpack library that is vendored by pip (ironically, maintained by INADA-San) also uses it in one place.
Personally, I don't think deprecation is worth the disruption. Paul