[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecation

Michael Gilfix mgilfix@eecs.tufts.edu
Thu, 30 May 2002 17:23:55 -0400

On Thu, May 30 @ 16:58, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > while i agree to this basic idea i wanted to remind of the other
> > point buried in my mail ... Changing the deprecation process to be based
> > on *version numbers* rather than *uncertain future points in time*...
> -1.  It's hard to predict how often versions will be released.  The
> PEPs (4 and 5) specify time limits, which are better defined.

  The problem with this is the "relative to whom" question... Is the
time limit better defined relative to the developers or users? No
user should really be using bleeding edge CVS (without getting what
he asked for) for any production quality thing. As far as they're
concerned, version numbers are the atomic units of change.

                    -- Mike

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