[Python-Dev] PyRange_New() alternative?

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Jun 22 21:16:30 CEST 2006

Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve wrote:
> --- Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve wrote:
>> > http://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/ports.html says:
>> > 
>> >   The PyRange_New() function was removed. It was never documented, never
>> used
>> > in the core code, and had dangerously lax error checking.
>> > 
>> > I use this function (don't remember how I found it; this was years ago),
>> > therefore my code doesn't compile with 2.5b1 (it did OK before with 2.5a2).
>> Is
>> > there an alternative spelling for PyRange_New()?
>> You can call PyRange_Type with the appropriate parameters.
> Thanks a lot for the hint! However, I cannot find any documentation for
> PyRange_*. I tried this page...
>   http://docs.python.org/api/genindex.html
> and google. Did I miss something?
> I am sure I can get this to work with some digging, but I am posting here to
> highlight a communication problem. I feel if a function is removed the
> alternative should be made obvious in the associated documentation; in
> particular if there is no existing documentation for the alternative.

Well, PyRange_New *was* undocumented, so there's no place in the documentation
where it would have been.

However, it would perhaps be helpful to add a note to the whatsnew document
for users like yourself. Andrew, does that make sense?


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