[Python-Dev] Deprecated xmllib module

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 13:23:09 CET 2004

On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 12:12:48 +0000, Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net> wrote:
> "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:
> > Anthony Baxter wrote:
> >> The library docs for, e.g. xmllib already say deprecated at the top - maybe
> >> it should be larger?
> >
> > I think it would be better to *remove* the xmllib documentation.
> > Existing code which needs the module will continue to work even
> > without documentation, and new code is unlikely to be written for
> > a module that has no documentation, and where importing the module
> > gives a DeprecationWarning.
> +1, at least for *hiding* the documentation of xmllib + similar
> modules.  I'm not sure wholesale removal is really a good idea.

1) Move the deprecated documentation into a separate book. 

2) Don't include the "Deprecated Modules Reference" in the standard
distribution, but make it available as a separate download.

Carlos Ribeiro
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