[Web-SIG] Dealing with urllib, urllib2, and urlparse
joe at bitworking.org
Fri Feb 22 04:34:22 CET 2008
On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 8:16 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
> > Brett Cannon wrote:
> > > which I am liking. But I figured I would ask if there is any remote
> > > chance the this SIG has plans to either merge urllib and urllib2 or
> > > come up with a new module, or something before 3.0 comes out.
> > httplib2 is basically a replacement for urllib. I personally prefer it
> > to urllib. I don't know how other people feel, or Joe's thoughts (the
> > author).
> Since no one has stepped forward to go through the hoops necessary to
> get it into the stdlib I am not going to worry about it for this
I submitted my contributor agreement a while ago, so it should be on file.
My goal has always been to bring forward httplib2 for inclusion in the
std lib, but I didn't want to do that until I got support for proxies, which
just recently went in, and then there's starting to work at Google
which has soaked up all my time as I got up to speed. Anyway, enough
I am willing to go through the hoops necessary to get into the std lib
if someone wants to guide me in that process.
> > Somewhat ironically httplib2 has a scope that is closer to urllib than
> > httplib. It would be nice if this naming style (x and x2) didn't persist.
> That's the point of this endeavor.
> It has been suggested by Fred on the stdlib-sig that urllib should
> just be tossed in favor of urllib2 since most people probably just use
> urlopen() and that is mostly compatible between the two. What do
> people think of that idea?
Joe Gregorio http://bitworking.org
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