[Python-Dev] PEP 594 - a proposal for unmaintained modules

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun May 26 21:55:02 EDT 2019

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 04:03:11PM +0300, Ivan Pozdeev via Python-Dev wrote:
> On 24.05.2019 9:55, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> >I don't know if this is a good idea or a terrible idea or somewhere in
> >between, so I'm throwing it out to see if anyone likes it.

> This would greately damage Python's image as a mature, reliable product, 
> something that you can bank on for your critical tasks.
> By including something into the offer, we implicitly endorse it and claim 
> that we want out users to use that rather than competing offers.

Do we? I don't think that is the case for everything -- we certainly 
don't want people using private or undocumented functions, nor do we 
want them using deprecated code.

> You may argue that marking it as unsupported would do the same but it 
> wouldn't. This mean I'll have to be constantly on the lookout for hidden 
> notes and such,

Is "from unmaintained import module" enough to tell you that the 
module is unmaintained?


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