Depreciation (was: Re: [Python-Dev] deprecating string module?)

Peter Funk
Wed, 29 May 2002 17:52:34 +0200 (CEST)

Aahz to Skip:
> > So don't keep proposing changes that break 1.5.2 compatibility.
Guido van Rossum:
> -1.  That means we could never deprecate a feature.

Than don't do it!  Simply never remove features from
the language (whether the feature is documented or not).

Do it like Niklaus Wirth:  Always start with a fresh new name for the
language, whenever a major cleanup of unwanted features seems to be
absolutely unavoidable to you: Wirth invented Pascal, later Modula-2
and finally Oberon.

However ... Orlijthon ... hmmm ... this seems to be somewhat hard 
to type and spell.  ;-)

Regards, Peter
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