[Python-Dev] Operator module deprecations

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Jan 25 01:49:51 CET 2009

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 14:46, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:
> I would like to deprecate some outdated functions in the operator module.
> The isSequenceType(), isMappingType(), and isNumberType()
> functions never worked reliably and now their
> intended purpose has been largely fulfilled by
> ABCs.
> The isCallable() function has long been deprecated
> and I think it's finally time to rip it out.
> The repeat() function never really corresponded to an
> operator.  Instead, it reflected an underlying implementation detail (namely
> the naming of the sq_repeat slot and the abstract C API function
> PySequence_Repeat).  That functionality is already exposed by operator.mul:
>  operator.mul('abc', 3) --> 'abcabcabc'

+1 to all of it.

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