[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecating divmod() // % for complex
Guido van Rossum
Mon, 15 Apr 2002 11:02:09 -0400
> Guido van Rossum writes:
> > Unclear what the value is. Deprecations are systematically listed in
> > the documentation AFAIK.
> If that were the only issue, what's the point of maintaining a list in
> the PEP at all?
Beats me. Maybe because the PEP author thought deprecating whole
modules was a heavier kind of operation? Maybe because he didn't
realize other things could be deprecated as well? Maybe because he
planned a separate PEP for those?
> I've heard requests that the deprecations be more easily located as
> part of the documentation, so that there's an actual list of all
> deprecations as a distinct section. There's a fair bit of merit in
> that, I think. At the moment, the PEP is the closest thing we have to
> that list.
Yes, having a summary of deprecation info per release makes sense.
Ideally it should be something readily accessible and easy to point to
(e.g. from the release webpage).
> Generating a list of deprecations from the markup elsewhere in the
> documention shouldn't be too hard, and we could include a section in
> the "What's New" document for new deprecations easily enough.
If that's the way you want to do it. I think there's merit in
requiring that some thought goes into the deprecation process.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)