steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Jan 3 09:25:45 EST 2005
> Alex Martelli wrote:
>> The DictMixin class from the UserDict module is *not* deprecated -- only
>> the UserDict class from the same module. (If you found info saying
>> otherwise pls provide a URL: the info is wrong and I'll try to get it
>> fixed -- thanks!). DictMixin's purpose is exactly as you state: letting
>> you make a complete mapping class out of one which only supplies the
>> very basics, by mix-in inheritance.
> If UserDict is deprecated why is it still used in the os module ?
> (in python V. 2.4)
> The std lib should be a good example for python coding, if something
> is deprecated it should not be used in the std lib.
> Some weeks ago I had ten minutes of spare time and rewrote the 'os'
> module to use dict and there was no problem with it.
> But due to lack of time I was not able to run tests and submitted no
> patch. I will try this next week.
> bye by Wolfgang
Good for you! When you've fixed that up, you might want to take a look
at cgi.py, dumbdbm.py, shelve.py and weakref.py as well ;-)
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