[Python-Dev] A house upon the sand

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Sat, 25 Nov 2000 20:45:10 +0100

On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 05:21:06PM +0100, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Mark Lutz wrote:

> > A prime example: the string module, used in almost every Python
> > program ever written by the half-million Python users out there,
> > has suddenly been marked as deprecated.  I expect that it won't
> > really go away, but has anyone considered the impact of even the
> > suggestion of its deprecation on Python's acceptance?

> It is depreciated because string methods provide a better
> model of extensibility for future versions. string.py simply
> interfaces to these new methods. It won't go away, but using the
> methods directly will provide better performance and an
> overall better experience...

Unfortunately, the term 'deprecated' suggests to most people, including me,
that it will be removed in future versions. I'm with Mark here; marking it
deprecated causes a lot of confusions, IMHO.

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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