[Python-Dev] PEP 3003 - Python Language Moratorium

exarkun at twistedmatrix.com exarkun at twistedmatrix.com
Fri Nov 6 22:52:10 CET 2009

On 09:48 pm, rdmurray at bitdance.com wrote:
>On Fri, 6 Nov 2009 at 15:48, Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:
>>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 :).
>+1, but somebody needs to write the code...

How would you collect this information?  Would you run the test suite 
for each project?  This would reward projects with small or absent test 
suites. ;)


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