[Python-Dev] Banishing apply(), buffer(), coerce(), and intern()
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Sat Nov 29 13:10:58 EST 2003
> Is the `expr` worth banishing? I've never used it myself
> because of the chance of misreading `expr` vs. 'expr'.
> Isn't it a hard to read str()?
Yes, backticks will be gone in 3.0. But I expect there's no hope of
getting rid of them earlier -- they've been used too much. I suspect
that even putting in a deprecation warning would be too much. (Maybe
a silent deprecation could work.)
So maybe these could be added to the list of language features moved
to a "doomed" section.
> Note: I tried to find it in the language reference and its not in the index
> but then neither is %.
I think none of the operators are in the index of the reference
manual. I don't know how to resolve this; indexing non-alphanumeric
characters may not be easy in LaTeX, I don't know.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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