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

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Nov 11 00:00:14 CET 2009

geremy condra <debatem1 at gmail.com> writes:

> 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:

Antoine (“he”, in your sentence) does. *The user does not*, and it is
the user who is seeing the warnings:

> "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.".

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