[Python-Dev] packaging and backwards-compat (was: davlib.py)

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
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/