[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Demo/threads Coroutine.py,NONE,1.1 fcmp.py,NONE,1.1 squasher.py,NONE

Peter Funk pf@artcom-gmbh.de
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 17:06:56 +0100 (MET)

I was nitpicking:
> > this rather old module still contains string exceptions.
> > Since string exceptions are depreceated in favour of class based
> > exceptions wouldn't it be better to tweak those few lines into
> > class based exceptions now?
> > 
> > > Add 1994 Coroutine module by Tim Peters
> > [...]
> > > Killed = 'Coroutine.Killed'
> > > EarlyExit = 'Coroutine.EarlyExit'

Guido van Rossum answered:
> No.  This code is of historic interest only.  Don't touch it please!

Hmmmm.... I always thought of the Demo directory as a repository for
example code, which may be used to teach Python programming to
beginners.  I know, that some pieces are a way out of date.  

But I think it would be a worthwile goal to update at least some of
those pieces step by step to reflect current Python coding habits.
The README in Demo says:

"""This directory contains various demonstrations of what you can do with
Python. [...]"""

If you want to turn the Demo directory into a museum of code snippets of
historic interest, at least the README should say so. ;-)

Regards, Peter
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