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

geremy condra debatem1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 16:31:47 CET 2009

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
> In article
> <f3cc57c60911100650q551ca79em59d7c47ff61aa5a6 at mail.gmail.com>,
>  geremy condra <debatem1 at gmail.com>
>  wrote:
>> 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

Let me rephrase- I'm not asking end users to silence them, I'm
saying that if it annoys the end users so much, the devs should
do it themselves.

Geremy Condra

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