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Author exarkun
Recipients barry, benjamin.peterson, brett.cannon, exarkun, ncoghlan, pitrou
Date 2008-09-09.14:37:55
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Exposing a list seems like a great low-level API to me.  There are no
[-1]s in the Twisted codebase as a result of using this API because we
have a higher-level API built on top of it.  Having this low-level API
that doesn't try to make a specific application more convenient (at the
cost of ambiguity) means anyone can write a better high-level API on top
of it that makes a specific use-case convenient.

For Twisted, we actually would have very little difficulty coming up
with our own version of catch_warnings without copying the
implementation from the test_support module.  What we are *really*
interested in is a public API.  Copying the implementation from
test_support doesn't give us that.

I understand the concern with introducing changes like this into CPython
so close to a release.  I just want it to be clear that without a public
API for this feature, the issue isn't resolved for Twisted. That may not
have been clear by just looking at this ticket, but see also issue3780
which I filed before filing this one which was also marked as a release
blocker and which was resolved only because of the existence of
`warnings.catch_warnings` (therefore removing the public API would mean
re-opening that ticket).
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