[Python-Dev] Deprecating the formatter module

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Aug 14 20:37:07 CEST 2013

On 8/14/2013 12:09 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On 14 August 2013 11:55, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

>> I view a deprecation as the same thing. If we leave the module in until
>> Python 4 then I can live with that, but simply moving documentation around
>> is not enough to communicate to those who didn't read the release notes to
>> know modules they rely on are now essentially orphaned.
> No, a deprecation isn't enough, because it doesn't help authors and
> educators to know "this is legacy, you can skip it". We need both.

At least a couple of releases before deletion, we should put a 'legacy' 
package up on pypi. Then the deprecation message could say to use that 
as an alternative.

Terry Jan Reedy

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