[Python-Dev] Deprecating C APIs (Use of PyArg_NoArgs())

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
04 Apr 2002 20:28:39 +0200

"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik@pythonware.com> writes:

> and what good is that, really?  why would the *users* of a
> module I've written have to care about this?
> the Py_DEPRECATED approach (and the "grep" tool) is a much
> better way to use everybody's time.

Your users will care about it because your module fails to compile if
the deprecated API is wrapped with Py_DEPRECATED, whereas it continues
to compile and run when the warning is produced - the warning is
annoying (and really meant for you only), but is the lesser evil.