[Python-Dev] Python 3.0.1

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Wed Jan 28 00:37:52 CET 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> I have no problem with removing things that were advertised and/or
> documented to be removed in 3.0 but accidentally were not.  That seems like
> a reasonable policy to me.  However, if we did not tell people that
> something was going to be removed, then I don't think we can really remove
> it in 3.0.

As others have said, this would technically include cmp() removal. In
the 2.x docs, there are big warnings by the operator functions and a
suggestion to use ABCs. We also already have a 2to3 fixer for the


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