[Python-Dev] Moving forward on the object memory API

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
01 Apr 2002 17:19:25 +0200

Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net> writes:

> > I'd be in favour of renaming them, thus actively breaking extension
> > modules that use them at compile time.
> That would break every extension type written for 1.5.2; the relevant ones
> from Neil's random sampling are:

There are different levels of breakage, though:
low:    generates a warning when invoked
middle: fails to compile
high:   compiles, but corrupts memory at run-time

If even the middle level is too much breakage, I'd be in favour of
deprecating things in the low level: map them to a function that
produces a warning when invoked.