[Python-Dev] More deprecations

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 09:52:50 +0200

Neal Norwitz wrote:
> What are the modules that should keep backwards compatability
> with 1.5.2?  It seems these are currently:

In general, I think it's a good idea to be very careful about
introduce flashy new stuff to the std lib since it makes 
backporting fixes harder, e.g. using Python 2.1 features
is OK, but not 2.2 features (if not absolutely necessary or
only if they are easily separatable from the rest of the 

>         inspect
>         pydoc

+0 on those

>         sre*
>         xmlrpclib

+1 on those two

> Is this correct?  Are there others?

I suppose you should add the PyXML stuff (the part which is the std 
dist). Don't whether the PyXML team needs these bits for their
standalone distributions, though.

And distutils, as Andrew already mentioned.

You should also keep in mind that porting to Jython should
remain easily possible. Breaking that link would cause
unnecessary work on the Jython side.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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