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[Python-Dev] PEP 594 - a proposal for unmaintained modules


This whole vexing issue isn't going to be solved with any simple fix. A
tool that could identify upcoming trouble spots might or might not be
helpful.

Or perhaps it could be implemented as a __future__ feature, so that those
who choose not to use it during development see no change.

The primary effect of the import would be to put the import system into
"PEP-594 advice mode," where any imports of potentially troublesome modules
would at least give assiduous developers some idea of how much trouble to
expect by emitting warnings (unless explicitly silenced).

Even though only intended for development, it would inevitably make its way
into production code, so there would still be plenty of room for
bikeshedding about that ;-).


On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 4:07 PM Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 May 2019 09:27:33 -0400
> David Mertz <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:
> > On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 11:17 PM Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > > Nobody reads warnings.
> > >
> > > If nobody reads warnings, we should just remove the warnings module and
> > > be done with it. That should probably be a PEP.
> > >
> >
> > We'll have to start issuing a PendingDeprecationWarning when folk import
> > the `warnings` module. :-)
>
> And message users that they can `pip install warnings` to get the
> independently-maintained version ;-)
>
> Regards
>
> Antoine.
>
>
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