[Python-Dev] DeprecationWarnings in the regression tests

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 15 Apr 2002 20:22:00 -0400

> What should resetwarnings really do?  Offhand it looks most
> reasonable to me to move the module initialization code
>     _processoptions(sys.warnoptions)
>     filterwarnings("ignore", category=OverflowWarning, append=1)
> into the body of resetwarnings(), then call the latter from the
> initialization block.
> Objections?

If you do that, side effects from _processoptions(), like warnings
about incomprehensible -W options, are issued each time.

I'd prefer it if you didn't try to call resetwarnings() at all.
That's for the main() app only.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)