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.
Good point. I do want to start deprecating them, but slowly because they're used so much. Maybe you can draft a brief PEP?
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