[Python-Dev] Deprecating undocumented, unused functions in difflib.

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 02:22:15 CET 2010

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 6:23 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> It would be easiest to just remove the two lines above.
> Or should I define functions _xxx names that issue a deprecation warning and
> attach them as attributes to each object? (Defining instance methods would
> not be the same).

Given that functions are converted to bound methods only on retrieval
from an instance, why wouldn't it be the same?

But yes, if you want to get rid of them, then deprecation for 3.2 and
removal in 3.3 is the way to go.

Alternatively, not deprecating them at all and just leaving them
undocumented with a comment in the source to say they have been
deliberately omitted from the docs would also be fine.


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