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[Python-Dev] PEP 594: update 1


My apologies for that oversight. My understanding is that many of the
methods present in aifc depend heavily on audioop for reading and writing.

On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 12:35 PM Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 22, 2019, 12:14 Sean Wallitsch <sean.wallitsch at dreamworks.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Dear python-dev,
>>
>> I'm writing to provide some feedback on PEP-594, primarily the proposed
>> deprecation and reason for the removal of the aifc and audioop libraries.
>>
>> The post production film industry continues to make heavy use of AIFFs,
>> as completely uncompressed audio is preferred. Support for the consumer
>> alternatives (ALAC, FLAC) is virtually non-existent, with no movement
>> towards adoption of those formats. Even Apple's own professional editing
>> tool Final Cut Pro does not support ALAC. Many of the applications also
>> support WAV, but not all.
>>
>> Removal of this module from the standard library is complicated by the
>> fact that a large number of film industry facilities have extremely limited
>> internet access for security reasons. This does not make it impossible to
>> get a library from pypi, but speaking to those devs has made me aware of
>> what a painful process that is for them. They have benefited greatly from
>> aifc's inclusion in the standard library.
>>
>
> That's really helpful data, thank you!
>
> Is audioop also used? You mention both aifc and audioop at the beginning
> and end of your message, but all the details in the middle focus on just
> aifc.
>
> -n
>
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