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

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Tue Nov 10 16:19:40 CET 2009

In article 
<f3cc57c60911100650q551ca79em59d7c47ff61aa5a6 at mail.gmail.com>,
 geremy condra <debatem1 at gmail.com> 
> Ok, so whats wrong with just saying
> import warnings
> warnings.simplefilter("ignore")
> and walking away?

If the package is a stand-alone application (c.f. Barry's bzr example), 
it's not reasonable to ask end users to modify its code; they may not 
even be able to easily (i.e. root privileges required).  More generally, 
it seems unfair and unwise to ask the 10 000 users of a package to take 
action when ultimately the 1 maintainer of the package is the one who 
needs to do so.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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