Title: [Python 3.10] Remove APIs deprecated long enough
Type: Stage: patch review
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.10
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: christian.heimes, hroncok, methane, miss-islington, xtreak
Priority: normal Keywords: easy, patch

Created on 2020-06-30 04:53 by methane, last changed 2020-07-06 03:25 by miss-islington.

Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 21273 closed methane, 2020-07-02 04:38
PR 21276 closed methane, 2020-07-02 06:24
PR 21309 merged methane, 2020-07-04 01:07
PR 21345 merged miss-islington, 2020-07-06 02:48
Messages (13)
msg372653 - (view) Author: Inada Naoki (methane) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-06-30 04:53
I don't think we need to remove them all at onece. But we can remove some of them for code health.


.. c:function:: const char* PyModule_GetFilename(PyObject *module)
   .. deprecated:: 3.2


.. c:function:: void PyEval_AcquireLock()
   .. deprecated:: 3.2

.. c:function:: void PyEval_ReleaseLock()
   .. deprecated:: 3.2


   .. deprecated:: 3.1
         The fail* aliases listed in the second column have been deprecated.
   .. deprecated:: 3.2
         The assert* aliases listed in the third column have been deprecated.
   .. deprecated:: 3.2
         ``assertRegexpMatches`` and ``assertRaisesRegexp`` have been renamed to
         :meth:`.assertRegex` and :meth:`.assertRaisesRegex`.


.. class:: URLopener(proxies=None, **x509)
   .. deprecated:: 3.3
.. class:: FancyURLopener(...)
   .. deprecated:: 3.3

.. function:: settiltangle(angle)
   .. deprecated:: 3.1

.. function:: get_suffixes()
.. function:: find_module(name[, path])
.. function:: load_module(name, file, pathname, description)
.. data:: PY_SOURCE
.. data:: PY_COMPILED
.. data:: C_EXTENSION
.. data:: C_BUILTIN
.. data:: PY_FROZEN

   .. method:: readfp(fp, filename=None)
      .. deprecated:: 3.2


* :class:`MalformedHeaderDefect` -- A header was found that was missing a colon,
  or was otherwise malformed.

  .. deprecated:: 3.3

.. class:: ImpImporter(dirname=None)
   .. deprecated:: 3.3
.. class:: ImpLoader(fullname, file, filename, etc)
   .. deprecated:: 3.3

.. exception:: BadZipfile

   Alias of :exc:`BadZipFile`, for compatibility with older Python versions.

   .. deprecated:: 3.2

.. function:: getargspec(func)
   .. deprecated:: 3.0

      .. deprecated:: 3.2

.. class:: Finder
   .. deprecated:: 3.3

    .. method:: path_mtime(path)
        .. deprecated:: 3.3
msg372654 - (view) Author: Inada Naoki (methane) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-06-30 05:10
PyModule_GetFilename, PyEval_AcquireLock, PyEval_ReleaseLock.
Are they part of stable ABI?
msg372804 - (view) Author: Inada Naoki (methane) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-02 06:18
Unittest aliases are deprecated in #9424.
Can we remove them in Python 3.10?
msg372814 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-02 07:20
I'm all in favor to remove deprecated things, but please set a tangible deadline first. A lot of these functions have been deprecated for like a decade. Users tend to forget about deprecations or assume that removal was never going to happen. For example the removal of xml.etree.cElementTree broke a bunch of stuff although it had been deprecated since 3.0.

At a bare minimum you should list removed features in the 3.9 changelog and porting guide as "will be removed in 3.10". I would even argue to add deprecation warnings to the code in 3.9 (with permission from the RM). If the RM is against deprecation warnings, then it might be good idea to postpone removal to 3.11.
msg372821 - (view) Author: Inada Naoki (methane) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-02 08:00
I don't propose adding DeprecationWarning in 3.9 in this issue.
I don't propose removing functions that don't emit DeprecationWarning.

My first message is just a starting point. I don't propose to remove them all.
msg372823 - (view) Author: Inada Naoki (methane) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-02 08:02
For the record, I noticed DeprecationWarning is not shown by unittest.runner by default.

For example,

So deprecated aliases should be not removed in 3.10.
msg372828 - (view) Author: Inada Naoki (methane) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-02 08:55
I found most of deprecated items in my first comment are aliving by difficult reasons.

I grepped top 4000 packages and found some candidates to deprecate.

## turtle

* settiltangle is not used anywhere.
* tiltangle is also deprecated by docstring, but not in the document.
* Both methods don't emit DeprecationWarning.

TODO(easy): Update the document and emit DeprecationWarning

## email.errors

MalformedHeaderDefect is not used anywhere in top4000 packages.

But it is simple alias, and DeprecationWarning is not emit.

TODO(easy): Emit DeprecationWarning using module __getattr__.

## importlib

abc.SourceLoader.path_mtime is not used anywhere.

TODO: Remove path_mtime from the ABC and raise DeprecationWarning if path_mtime is defined in subclass in path_stats.


importlib should be checked by experts.  I keep TODO(easy) for new contributors.
msg372830 - (view) Author: Karthikeyan Singaravelan (xtreak) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-02 09:02
> For the record, I noticed DeprecationWarning is not shown by unittest.runner by default.

There is an open issue for this but I think it's enabled by default

$ cat /tmp/
import unittest
import warnings

class TestFoo(unittest.TestCase):

    def test_foo(self):
        self.assertEquals(1, 1)

if __name__ == "__main__":

$ python3.8 -m unittest test_bar
/private/tmp/ DeprecationWarning: Please use assertEqual instead.
  self.assertEquals(1, 1)
Ran 1 test in 0.000s

msg372901 - (view) Author: Inada Naoki (methane) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-03 03:14
Hmm.  You are right. The warnings are shown by default.

On the other hand, some project uses custom ` test` command. It hides the DeprecationWarning.

How about emitting FutureWarning instead of DeprecationWarning?

DeprecationWarning is hidden to avoid end users see noisy warnings.
But test is for developers, not end users.
msg372913 - (view) Author: Inada Naoki (methane) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-03 09:07
As we discussed in ML, PyEval_ReleaseLock is still used and removing may be not simple. Keep it as-is until Python 4.0.
msg373034 - (view) Author: Karthikeyan Singaravelan (xtreak) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-05 15:30
Adding Miro since Fedora will be testing Python 3.10 and deprecated API removals here might potentially affect libraries like Python 3.9 testing.
msg373066 - (view) Author: Inada Naoki (methane) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-07-06 02:48
New changeset 9ce8132e1f2339cfe116dfd4795574182c2245b4 by Inada Naoki in branch 'master':
bpo-41165: Deprecate PyEval_ReleaseLock() (GH-21309)
msg373067 - (view) Author: miss-islington (miss-islington) Date: 2020-07-06 03:25
New changeset 1ce59f0421d9550762977454bda22db750aa20aa by Miss Islington (bot) in branch '3.9':
bpo-41165: Deprecate PyEval_ReleaseLock() (GH-21309)
Date User Action Args
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2020-07-02 06:38:46methanesettitle: [Python 3.10] Remove APIs deprecated since Python 3.3 -> [Python 3.10] Remove APIs deprecated long enough
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