[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecating divmod() // % for complex
Guido van Rossum
Mon, 15 Apr 2002 16:46:55 -0400
> > > 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?
[The PEP author]
> 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.
Well, it seems we finally all agree on what needs to be done. I'm
guessing it's up to Fred to implement it. :-)
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)