[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecation

Steven Lott s_lott@yahoo.com
Wed, 29 May 2002 10:20:01 -0700 (PDT)

The numbering scheme should cover this need.  After all, Wirth
had a series of numbered versions for Modula (<empty>, 2, 3).

I think the individual modules may need explicit version
numbering, also.  I find 15 of 158 .py files in my release of 
the library have __version__ numbers.

I have a patch I use for the current release of the SGML module;
it may never make it to prime time (since it works around an
obscure MS-Word-ism).  I may have to update it for future
releases, and would like to know which releases of the module
use wich version of the patch.

--- Peter Funk <pf@artcom-gmbh.de> wrote:
> 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, ...

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