[Python-Dev] packaging and backwards-compat (was: davlib.py)
Thu, 17 Feb 2000 11:51:01 -0800 (PST)
On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Fred> I think this is really a matter for Py3K; the 1.x series has a lot
> Fred> of backward-compatibility issues. There's no need to move things
> Fred> to packages if the old names are still supported; that just
> Fred> increases the clutter (all the old names *plus* the new packages).
> Doesn't worry me a bit... ;-)
Doesn't worry me either.
> Lots of other stuff has been deprecated in the relatively recent past:
> regex, regexp, the <>, the assert statement. Some things (regexp and assert
Nit: the "access" statement.
> If you have an internet.protocols package, you can deprecate the
> non-packaged versions of whatever you stick in there.
Yes: deprecate them, and use the "from foo import *" in their
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/