[Python-Dev] deprecated stuff in standard library

Sjoerd Mullender sjoerd at acm.org
Fri Feb 19 18:03:25 CET 2010

On 2010-02-19 16:23, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Sjoerd Mullender wrote:
>> My point is, as a matter of *policy*, nothing should be released that
>> uses deprecated stuff.  I can't create a bug report about wrong (or
>> incomplete) policies.
> The policy is more that the test suite shouldn't raise Deprecation
> Warnings unless it is explicitly checking for them (or otherwise testing
> known-deprecated code).

The policy should also be, if someone decides (or rather, implements) a
deprecation of a module, they should do a grep to see where that module
is used and fix the code.  It's not rocket science.

> If there is a hole in the test suite coverage such that paths that
> trigger deprecated code are not exercised by the regression tests, then
> that is a bug.
> Cheers,
> Nick.

Sjoerd Mullender

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