On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 3:57 PM Steve Dower <steve.dower@python.org> wrote:
We still have the policy of not removing modules that exist in the
Python 2 standard library. But 3.9 won't be covered by that :)

I didn't even remember that. Where's that written down? And by the time 3.8 .0(final) comes out, 2.7 has only about two months of life left...

FWIW I am strongly in favor of getting rid of the `parser` module, in 3.8 is we can, otherwise in 3.9 (after strong deprecation in 3.8).

I am interested in switching CPython's parsing strategy to something else (what exactly remains to be seen) and any new approach is unlikely to reuse the current CST technology. (OTOH I think it would be wise to keep the current AST.)
But I'm in favor of having a proper CST module that matches the version
of Python it's in. It doesn't help people on earlier versions (yet), but
given how closely tied it is to the Python version you're on I think it
makes sense in the stdlib.

I presume this is in reference to Łukasz's https://bugs.python.org/issue33337. I think we should act on that issue, but I don't think there's a good reason to tie deletion (or deprecation) of the `parser` module to whatever we do there.

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