On 29/05/2008, at 14:32, Brett Cannon wrote:
On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 12:12 AM, Georg Brandl firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Issue 2848 - mimetools has been deprecated for a while, but it is still used in a bunch of places. Since this has been deprecated in PEP 4 for a long time, should we add the removal warning in 2.6 now and then make its actual removal of usage something to do by another beta?
Issue 2849 - rfc822 is the same problem as mimetools.
The problem is that nobody seems to know what exactly distinguishes mimetools/rfc822' classes and its successor's (email's) classes, so it's hard to replace it in the stdlib.
Right. I have looked myself over the years and it never seemed brain-dead simple.
Well, as documented in issue 2849, rfc822 is almost gone. I've already removed it from mailbox and test_urllib2 modules. It seems that there remains only one important use of it, which is in cgi.FieldStorage.read_multi().
I couldn't figure out how to replace it there, though, as read_multi's current implementation relies on the fact that rfc822.Message(fp) advances the file pointer just by the amount it needs, while email.parser.Parser.parse() reads the whole file.
I believe that read_multi can be rewritten in a way that's compatible with email.parser, but I don't know how to do that... :\
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