[Python-Dev] Deprecate parser's "ast" functions?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Jul 30 00:37:11 CEST 2008

+1 as well.

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 7:47 AM, Benjamin Peterson
<musiccomposition at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
>> The parser module exports each function and type twice, once with "AST" in
>> the name, once with "ST".  Since "AST" now has a different meaning for
>> Python code compilation, I propose to deprecate the "ast" variants in 2.6
>> and remove them in Python 3000.
> +1 This personally has confused me!
>> (Also, all keyword arguments are called "ast", that cannot change in 2.6
>> but should in 3.0.)
>> I'm at the moment changing the documentation of parser to only refer to
>> the "st" variants anymore.

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