[Python-Dev] Deprecating the formatter module

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Aug 15 11:08:45 CEST 2013

On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:28:52 +1000
Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> These are all very good arguments, for both sides, and it is a balance between code churn and bit rot, but on balance I'm going to come down firmly in favour of Nick's earlier recommendation: PendingDeprecation (and/or a move to a "Legacy" section in the docs). In a couple more releases there may be concrete plans for an eventual Python 4, at which time we can discuss whether to delay deprecation until Python 4 or drop it sooner.

We don't have any substantial change in store for an eventual "Python
4", so it's quite a remote hypothesis right now.



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