[Python-Dev] Backward incompatible API changes in the pydoc module

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Mon Nov 8 17:13:45 CET 2010

Am 08.11.2010 17:02, schrieb Éric Araujo:
> Hi Nick,
> If there is no enormous difficulty in maintaining compatibility, I think
> the usual deprecation process should be followed.  We don’t know who is
> using pydoc as a library, so let’s play safe and not risk breaking their
> code (especially considering that it must not have been easy to write
> code extending pydoc :).
> BTW, doesn’t the process start with PendingDeprecationWarnings, then
> DeprecationWarnings?

PendingDeprecationWarnings only make sense for larger changes, especially
now that bot Pending and normal DeprecationWarnings are silent by default.
See PEP 387 (which is only a draft though).


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