[Python-Dev] PEP 3003 - Python Language Moratorium

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Fri Nov 6 21:48:23 CET 2009

On Nov 6, 2009, at 9:04 AM, exarkun at twistedmatrix.com wrote:

> End users don't even need to be told this much, though (and if it's  
> javac that does this for Java, then indeed Java end users probably  
> aren't seeing this either).  I think it would be great for  
> deprecation warnings to be completely silent for a while *and* for  
> the policy to be prominently documented so that developers, the  
> people who really need this information, know how to get it.

Documentation would be great, but then you have to get people to read  
the documentation and that's kind of tricky.  Better would be for  
every project on PyPI to have a score which listed warnings emitted  
with each version of Python.  People love optimizing for stuff like  
that and comparing it.

I suspect that even if all warnings were completely silent by default,  
developers would suddenly become keenly interested in fixing them if  
there were a metric like that publicly posted somewhere :).

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