[stdlib-sig] standardizing the deprecation policy (and hownoisy they are)

geremy condra debatem1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 00:14:07 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:
> [Brett Cannon]
>> This is obviously coming down to difference of opinion. I don't view
>> switching warnings off by default as shooting anyone in the foot. I
>> put it on the same level as making sure you have unit tests; it's just
>> part of your testing and verification process that your users just
>> don't need to know about.
> Nice summary.  FWIW, I concur with Brett.  No one needs to see
> warnings/deprecations except for the developer who controls the code.
> Even that developer may only need to see it at one point during the
> development process.  Further, the developer controlling the code
> just may not care -- the script can be for single use, for a class project,
> or some other purpose that doesn't require being notified of what may
> change in a later version of Python.
> Raymond

If they don't care, why does it matter whether they see it or not?
Seems like an argument for the status quo.

Geremy Condra

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