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[Python-Dev] PEP 594: update 1

On Tue, 21 May 2019 17:44:16 -0700
Brett Cannon <bcannon at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > So I should never have added those tests and then we wouldn't be talking
> > about removing nntplib.
> >  
> Not necessarily. I suspect it still would have been listed, you would have
> objected, and someone may have looked at the tests to point out it was only
> unit tests with no integration tests against a live service like e.g. the
> pythontest.net-related tests and so it was already neglected.

But that's moving the goalposts.  The PEP talks about "cruft,
unnecessary duplication of functionality, and dispensable features". Not
modules which have an insufficient test suite.

> It also doesn't help that no one is listed in the experts index for the
> module either.

Right, but that's the case for many modules.