[Python-Dev] More deprecations

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 08:55:35 -0400


> 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)?

What would the point be?  How many people are moving stdlib modules to
previous releases?  I think very few.

I just added True/False to a whole bunch of places, and I'm sure with
each new enticing feature it will be harder to keep the stdlib 2.1
compatible.

I'm all for marking certain modules as "have to be backwards
compatible" though -- e.g. sre.

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