[Python-ideas] String formatting and namedtuple

Adam Olsen rhamph at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 02:23:38 CET 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>> I thought the plan was to start deprecating % in 3.1 and remove it at
>>> some later release (maybe 3.3). Or did I miss a reversal on this?
>> Well, I thought it had been reversed.  If it's not reversed, I'll start
>> campaigning to keep it.  I think any decision to deprecate % should come
>> *after* 3.x has had significant uptake among the broader community.
> That probably means we'll still be supporting % 5 years from now.

My concern is not so much with general users but rather projects
attempting to support many versions at once.  I know 3.0 tries to be a
big jump, but I much prefer an incremental transition with as much
overlap as we can stomach.

I'd suggest waiting until we stop releasing 2.x before removing any
more features.  Of course that assumes 2.x won't stretch out into 10

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus

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