[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecation

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 30 May 2002 12:31:59 -0400

>   This would be very cool. Rather than having to go by python
> version numbers, which seem obscure, an application can declare its
> dependencies by module. Perhaps even some tool to determine an apps
> dependencies.  These dependencies can then be checked using the
> current version in a perl-esque regression test style to determine
> how well the current version meets the applications needs (I say
> this because some code may not be run normally but require more
> advanced features - this could also allow for some very interesting
> approaches to modularity and using available python features in larger
> applications). It would then be very easy to determine the cause
> of breakage and/or the need of the application.

Hm, this sounds like overkill to me.  And who's going to write the AI
software to do this automatic regression testing?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)