[mythtv] Notice: Python binding rewrite

Alan Young ayoung at teleport.com
Fri Jan 1 20:47:04 UTC 2010

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 01/01/2010 02:56 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
>> 2010/1/1 Raymond Wagner:
>> Keeping backward compatibily through the use of wrappers to the new
>> APIs is a great solution IMHO.
> It also means a ton of extra code to be maintained and debugged and 
> tested with every future change within the Python bindings.

Both points are good points.  Perhaps a policy could be adopted to similar to 
what other projects do.  That is to introduce new APIs in release X, support 
both APIs in releases X and Y with the old APIs marked as depreciated.  Then 
in release Z remove the depreciated APIs.  That gives time for people to try 
the new APIs, change their code to new APIs and then have their code ready and 
in place when they upgrade to the release that removes the old code.


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