[Python-Dev] deprecating string module?
Martin v. Loewis
29 May 2002 08:34:42 +0200
Skip Montanaro <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> How about deprecating the string module? In the past, this has presented
> two major problems. First, its near ubiquity in Python programs before the
> availability of string methods. Second, the presence of a few useful data
> objects (digits, uppercase, etc). The first problem can be solved by
> extending the deprecation time suitably (two years/four releases?) I think
> the second problem can be solved by adding those data objects to either sys
> or locale(preferably the latter).
I think one needs to offer the alternatives first, and deprecate the
module then. So have alternatives for *everything* in string available
in 2.3, deprecate it in 2.4, add a DeprecationWarning in 2.5.