[Biopython-dev] Deprecated code

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 25 08:33:44 UTC 2010

Michiel wrote:
>>> Below are the modules and functions that were
>>> deprecated (with a DeprecationWarning) in Biopython 1.51 or
>>> earlier, which was released on August 17, 2009. Since that
>>> is more than one year (and more than two releases) ago, we
>>> can remove these from Biopython. Any objections? If not,
>>> I'll send this list also to the user mailing list before
>>> removing them.

Peter wrote:
>> Since we didn't do this in the beta, I'd say leave these for
>> Biopython 1.55 (about one week's time - so far so good)
>> but then they can go. An email to the mail list would be
>> sensible too.

Michiel de Hoon wrote:
> Well, here I think that we should be brave and remove the
> deprecated code, unless if any of the users are actively using
> it. If we leave deprecated code in too long then Biopython
> becomes a mess.

OK then - send out a warning mail on the mail list, and if there
are no objections you can remove these deprecated modules
at the end of the week as you'd suggested. I'll then aim to do
the Biopython 1.55 final release early next week. How's that?


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