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


``http.server`` is used in ``pydoc``:

https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/ccb7ca728e09b307f9e9fd36ec40353137e68a3b/Lib/pydoc.py#L2236

On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:12:50AM -0700, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> I still like http.server for quick temporary hacks where I want to be able
> to point a browser at some code I wrote 5 minutes ago and that I plan to
> discard in an hour. Usually it's running at localhost:8000. Remembering how
> to use Django, flask or Tornado seems overkill for that purpose.
> 
> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 9:39 AM Glenn Linderman <v+python at g.nevcal.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > On 5/20/2019 2:20 PM, Christian Heimes wrote:
> >
> > On 20/05/2019 23.12, Andrew Svetlov wrote:
> >
> > socketserver.py is also questionable
> >
> > I briefly though about the module, but didn't consider it for removal. The http.server, xmlrpc.server, and logging configuration server are implemented on top of the socketserver. I don't want to remove the socketserver module without a suitable replacement for http.server in the standard library.
> >
> >
> > But http.server could be on the remove list too... it gets mighty little
> > support, has very little functionality, and implements a CGI interface
> > (although that also has very little functionality), and you have the CGI
> > tools on the remove list, rendering the CGI interface implemented by
> > http.server less easily usable.
> >
> > Further, it doesn't directly support https:, and browsers are
> > removing/reducing support for http:.
> >
> > I can't speak to xmlrpc or logging configuration.
> -- 
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