[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecation

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 31 May 2002 09:33:05 -0400

> Clearly you'd have to goby the source file date, since a new release
> would recompile the .pyc's. The main advantage is that deprecation
> wornings wouldn't start appearing after the installation of a new
> release. The only advantage I see for it is the silence. Obviously
> it would eventually mean that programs died a sudden death due to
> feature loss. The warnings would appear if the code were maintained,
> however.

I definitely wouldn't want such a feature.

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