[Interface-dev] Decorator naming

Steve Alexander steve at canonical.com
Tue Apr 7 07:58:03 EDT 2009

Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 13:30, Steve Alexander <steve at canonical.com> wrote:
>> Has implementsOnly every been used?  Perhaps we can get rid of it.
> Well, deprecating it doesn't really help me at the moment, as I still
> need to port it to Python 3, and all tests using implementsOnly will
> fail. So I would need to not only deprecate it, but also rip out all
> testing of it already now, and that doesn't feel to great.
> But if we deprecate it, the naming of the decorator admittedly gets
> pretty insignifacant, as it would go away in a year or two anyway. ;-P

Why would we need to deprecate it for the Python 3 version?  Python 3 
breaks things and removes things anyway.  This could be a great 
opportunity to remove something that makes the software more 
complicated, and isn't used, without the costs of deprecating it over 
many releases.

-- Steve

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