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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.


> 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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