[Python-Dev] future and present

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 09:43:05 +0200

> Although there could be a warning (off by default) in 2.3 or
> whenever to let users know that the code is no longer needed.
> People tend to cut & paste and reuse code from others, without
> always knowing why.  Noops should be culled from code as a general
> rule =).

Actually, Tim promised to write a tool to remove unneeded future
imports, when the feature was first discussed. Maybe he did not
actually promise to write such a tool, but only explained how easy it
would be to write, given that it is introspective :-)