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[Python-Dev] PEP 594: Removing dead batteries from the standard library


On Dienstag, 21. Mai 2019 13:46:34 CEST Christian Heimes wrote:
> On 21/05/2019 13.08, Andr? Malo wrote:
> > On Montag, 20. Mai 2019 23:27:49 CEST Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> >> NNTP is still quite used (often through GMane, but probably not only)
> >> so
> >> I'd question the removal of nntplib.
> >> 
> >> cgitb used to be used by some Web frameworks in order to format
> >> exceptions.  Perhaps one should check if that's still the case.
> > 
> > I concur with both of those.
> > There's software in production using both. (It doesn't mean it's on pypi
> > or even free software).
> 
> There is always somebody who uses a feature. This argument blocks any
> innovation or cleanup. Victor just reminded me of https://xkcd.com/1172/
> .
> 
> * The removed modules will be available through PyPI.
> * You don't have to start to worry until Python 3.10 is released in over 3
> years from now. * The modules are fully supported in Python 3.8 and 3.9.
> Python 3.9 will reach EOL late 2026 or early 2027.

Correct. However that's a valid argument for the whole stdlib.

I agree with Victor  (in the other branch), that we should call the PEP how 
it's meant.
It effectively boils down to: "We don't want to maintain these modules 
anymore, volunteers step forward within the next 3 years". It would 
definitely draw a clear line and cut short a lot of discussions (like this 
one).
And it would be perfectly fine, for me at least.

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