On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:54 AM, anatoly techtonik <techtonik@gmail.com> wrote:
Where have you been when PEP 3108 was discussed?  I have not seen any other list of Python modules that needed a redesign, so I cannot tell what's on your top ten list.

http://sayspy.blogspot.com/2009/07/informal-poll-what-python-stdlib.html

Interesting.  I did not see this back in the day.  The top entry (urllib and friends) makes sense and there were heavily redesigned in Python 3.  I am surprised that distutils redesign got less support than logging and datetime.  I suspect that this may have to do with logging and datetime APIs not being PEP8 compliant.  Popular votes tend to exaggerate the importance of trivial things such as the spelling of class and method names and brush off more subtle, but important design flaws.