[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecating divmod() // % for complex
Mon, 15 Apr 2002 11:58:37 -0400
"Fred L. Drake, Jr." wrote:
> Neal Norwitz writes:
> > So the APIs and doc can be removed. Here's the current list,
> > found by a lot of grepping in the Python modules:
> The docs cannot be removed when something becomes deprecated, only
> when it is removed. Deprecated features still need to be documented
> since someone will need to modify code to not use the deprecated
> feature. This requires understanding the deprecated material as well
> as whatever is used to supplant it.
I agree. My point (which wasn't clear) was how does one know
when to remove a deprecated feature from X years ago.
Right now, it takes a lot of work to grep through the code & docs.