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