[Biopython-dev] Removing C implementation of deprecated listfns, mathfns, stringfns

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Dec 10 14:25:53 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Peter <biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The modules listfns, mathfns, stringfns are now all deprecated. They
> all have both a C implementation and a pure Python implementation.
> We could wait for the complete deprecation process, and remove
> the C code when the Python code gets removed. However, I would
> like remove their C implementations for the next release, as this will
> simplify our code base.
> The only downside is anyone still using these modules will get
> a deprecation warning and a possible slow down (as the C code
> wouldn't exist any more). Also anyone using the C code directly
> will be in trouble (but no-one should be doing that...).
> Any comments? Objections?

I hope there are no objections as I've just done this on the trunk ;)


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