[Python-Dev] deprecated methods on array objects

Jake McGuire mcguire at google.com
Thu Aug 27 23:15:16 CEST 2009

The python documentation says that the read() and write() methods on array
objects have been deprecated since 1.5.1.  I assume this is because their
semantics are almost the exact opposite of read() and write() on a file-like
object; array.read() reads data from a file into the array and array.write()
writes data from the array to a file.
This causes fatal confusion in code that checks for the existence of read()
and write() to determine whether an object is file-like.  Code such as

What is the timeline for removing these methods from array?  It has been 11
years now.

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