[Numpy-discussion] Remove deprecated skiprows

Wes McKinney wesmckinn at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 20:46:46 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 18:20, Wes McKinney <wesmckinn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> FYI:
>> http://docs.python.org/library/warnings.html
>> "DeprecationWarning     Base category for warnings about deprecated
>> features (ignored by default)."
>> Maybe DeprecationWarnings should be changed to something that isn't
>> ignored by default so users see it?
> The Python devs made DeprecationWarnings silent by default for a
> reason. They unnecessarily annoy and frighten application end users
> who don't know what they are, where they are coming from, or how to
> silence them. The recommended practice is for library users (who do or
> should know those things) to run their test suites with the warnings
> turned on.
> --
> Robert Kern
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
> enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
> though it had an underlying truth."
>   -- Umberto Eco
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You make a very convincing point-- makes complete sense.

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