[Python-Dev] More deprecations

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 08:45:12 -0400

>>>>> "MAL" == M  <mal@lemburg.com> writes:

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

This is emerging as a common theme, and a good one to adhere to.  I
wonder if we should formalize it (i.e. target the stdlib to Python 2.1
where possible)?