[Python-Dev] Deprecated xmllib module

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Mon Dec 6 13:44:53 CET 2004

> > > 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.


We are trying to remove clutter, not keep it in perpetuity.  Leaving the
docs means continuing to have to test it, field bug reports, be aware of
its existence, etc.

Do not keep this on a respirator.  Let it die in peace.


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