[Python-Dev] deprecating string module?

Mats Wichmann mats@laplaza.org
Wed, 29 May 2002 11:55:21 -0600

 >Or maybe we could introduce a new warning category,
 >SilentDeprecationWarning, which is normally ignored (like
 >OverflowWarning already is).  This could be turned on explicitly with
 >a -W option so someone wanting to check that their code is
 >future-proof would have an easy way to do so.
 >I do not want to ignore all DeprecationWarning messages by default, as
 >it would defeat the main purpose of the warning.


I'm quite happy to leave deprecation warnings to an
external tool, personally. I'm happy to use external
tools for a lot of stuff, like "tell me about the
likely version compatibility issues of this code".