If we can get a clean copy of the original sources I think we should put them up under the Python org on GitHub for posterity.

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 6:10 AM Skip Montanaro <skip.montanaro@gmail.com> wrote:
This is getting a bit more off-topic for python-dev than I'd like. I
will make a couple comments though, then hopefully be done with this

> The original ones are here:
> http://ftp.fi.netbsd.org/pub/misc/archive/alt.sources/volume91/Feb/
> Look at http://ftp.fi.netbsd.org/pub/misc/archive/alt.sources/index.gz
> for the associating subjects with file names. As far as I can tell,
> they extract flawlessly using unshar.

Thanks. Will check them out.

> When I see diffs like this (your git vs. the unshar result) I tend to
> trust unshar more:


Well, sure. I was trying to reverse engineer the original shar files
from Google's HTML. I was frankly fairly surprised that I got as close
to perfection as I did. I realized that Google had mangled Guido's old
CWI email, but didn't worry about it. I also saw the TeX macro
mangling, but as I wasn't planning to rebuild the documentation, I
didn't worry too much about that. I expected to need a bunch of manual
patchwork to get back to something that would even compile.

It's nice to know that in this case, "the Internet never forgets."

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