[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Lib types.py,1.26,1.27

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 23 May 2002 15:11:53 -0400

> If new is important enough to retain for backward compatibility, my
> guess is types would be as well.

Is there a misunderstanding of the meaning of deprecation?  *Of
course* it will be retained for backward compatibility -- for a number
of releases.  But eventually it will disappear, and several releases
before that moment all uses of it should be flagged by warnings.

Thanks for working on the tasks; I'm looking forward to the PEP!

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