[Python-Dev] deprecating string module?

Neil Schemenauer nas@python.ca
Wed, 29 May 2002 11:10:52 -0700

Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Still, it sounds to me like for most purposes there is ample reason to
> advocate not using the string module.

Sure.  Move the documentation for the module into an appendix and add a
note saying people should use string methods instead.

> Then, my natural inclination is to wonder if it should simply be
> deprecated.

Removing it will break lots of code.  Leaving it alone until Python 3k
costs us almost nothing.  Can we please just leave it alone?