@deprecated (was Re: [Python-Dev] Re: Useful thread project for 2.5?)

Greg Ward gward at python.net
Wed Mar 9 03:24:35 CET 2005

On 08 March 2005, Michael Chermside said:
> Greg writes:
> > This is one of my top two Java features [1].
>           ...
> > [1] The other is compiler recognition of "@deprecated" in doc comments.
> Hmm... what a good idea! Let's see... what exactly does "@deprecated" DO in
> Java? Why it causes the compiler to emit a warning if you use the function in
> question. Not a bad idea.

Isn't it, though?

> Amusingly enough, the syntax is even the same in
> Python:
[...code omitted...]

Cooool.  So simple, and yet so powerful.  One might even call it Pythonic!

> So... shall I go add this to the cookbook?

Hell yes!

Greg Ward <gward at python.net>                         http://www.gerg.ca/
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