[Python-Dev] Operator module deprecations

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 02:22:28 CET 2009

Brett Cannon wrote:
> 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 I would like to deprecate some outdated functions in the operator module.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.

What Brett said.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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