[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecating divmod() // % for complex
Martin v. Loewis
15 Apr 2002 22:36:02 +0200
Guido van Rossum <email@example.com> writes:
> > 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?
He thought that it was indeed desirable to have a consolidated list of
all deprecated stuff, together with a rationale, so that people could
easily oppose the rationale. That idea never caught on.
It's not really necessary to maintain that consolidated list *in* the
PEP; any other place would be fine as well - but it needs to be a
single list, and it needs to be maintained.