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[Python-Dev] PEP 594: update 1


On Tue., May 21, 2019, 09:10 Christian Heimes, <christian at python.org> wrote:

> On 21/05/2019 17.31, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> >
> > As I said, if the main annoyance with nntplib is the sporadic test
> > failures, then the relevant tests can be disabled on CI.
> >
> > NNTP itself is still used, even if less and less.
>
> I don't like the idea to drop a third of the test cases for nntplib -- and
> the 30% that actually test that Python's NNTP library can talk to an actual
> NNTP server. IMHO it's more beneficial for core development and for nntplib
> to have it maintained by somebody that cares about the library.
>

Ditto for me. If the code isn't going to be properly tested then it's
already unsupported, at which point we're back to wanting to deprecate it.

-Brett


> Even a deprecation in 3.8 means that the module has to be maintained until
> EOL of 3.9, which is around 2026.
>
> Christian
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