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

geremy condra debatem1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 19:43:29 CET 2009

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:50 AM, geremy condra <debatem1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you're so worried about the warnings, suppress them. You control the code.
> No. The nuisance of warnings is that they are presented to the *user*,
> not the developer, and the user (in many cases) doesn't control the
> code.
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

In this case, however, he does, as per his comment:

"A significant part of the code I write are command-line tools for
system administrators. When they see the deprecation warnings they
ignore them at best, and at worst get the impression that Python sucks
because of these (to them) annoying messages.".

Geremy Condra

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