Sounds fine to me. Should I worry about adding an official DeprecationWarning to linuxaudiodev.c? Or does that wait until 2.4?
Given its lack of official documentation, I'd vote for DeprecationWarning now.
Somebody check this in please. (But make sure that running the unit tests doesn't issue the warning.)
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)