[Python-Dev] breaking list.append()

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Mon, 6 Mar 2000 02:13:21 -0500

[Paul Prescod]
> ...
> Could someone remind in one sentence what the downside is for treating
> this as a warning condition as Java does with its deprecated features?

Simply the lack of anything to build on:  Python has no sort of runtime
warning system now, and nobody has volunteered to create one.  If you do
<wink>, remember that stdout & stderr may go to the bit bucket in a GUI app.

The bit about dropping the "L" suffix on longs seems unwarnable-about in any
case (short of warning every time anyone uses long()).

remember-that-you-asked-for-the-problems-not-for-solutions<wink>-ly y'rs
    - tim