[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecating divmod() // % for complex

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 15 Apr 2002 16:46:55 -0400


[Somebody]
> > > If that were the only issue, what's the point of maintaining a
> > > list in the PEP at all?

[Guido]
> > 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/)