[Import-sig] deprecate ihooks? (was: Kick-off)

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 03 Feb 2000 09:15:56 -0500

> > One addition: at the devday meeting, Michael Reilly objected to the
> > notion of deprecating ihooks -- he has been using ihooks successfully
> > to meet his needs.  I think we should think long and hard about
> > thowing ihooks out -- it may be that the problem is simply that it's
> > not well documented (actually, undocumented is better :-).
> There are a lot of modules that people have used in the past, which are
> now deprecated (I count 17 modules in Lib/lib-old). Deprecating a module
> is simply signalling an intent to move to a new system (and, hopefully, a
> better one). As long as we're improving things, then I don't see a problem
> with noting some older stuff should not be used. In other words, there
> will sometimes be sacrifices in the name of overall improvement.
> ihooks will continue to be available in the lib-old library in the
> distribution (or redistributed with the apps that require it).

Maybe I didn't explain it well enough.  I think ihooks actually has a
better base architecture than your imputil (except it's missing the
import manager, which is a separate thing anyway).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)