Author Ramchandra Apte
Recipients Ramchandra Apte, alex, asvetlov, christian.heimes, docs@python, ezio.melotti, giampaolo.rodola, hynek, jab, pitrou, r.david.murray, rhettinger, vstinner, yating.huang
Date 2016-01-04.16:51:53
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It is good to add warnings; if they are ignored it is little worse than the
status quo.

On 1 January 2016 at 08:54, Ezio Melotti <> wrote:

> Ezio Melotti added the comment:
> > People are going to skip warning boxes if they occur too often.
> I'm not sure I agree.  This would be true if they were abused for trivial
> things ("Warnings: using .pop() on a empty list will return an
> IndexError!"), but I don't think they are.
> I think warnings are ignored only by people that are already familiar with
> the module and its limitation/issues, and that know what they are doing.
> If the warning is not evident, people are going to miss it [0].
> If warnings are used correctly, people will spot them easily and read them
> (or ignore them if they already know what they are warning against).
> [0]: I know I missed it in e.g. -- the
> function is deprecated, but (currently) this is only written in the top
> right corner and in small in the category at the top -- two places that are
> easily overlooked. on the other
> hand has a clearly visible yellow box at the top that immediately says that
> the method is deprecated.
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