On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 18:06, Maxim Khitrov
My most recent project lead me down a path that eventually ended up at a new implementation of imaplib based on [RFC-3501]. Although I started the project by gradually adding functionality to the existing IMAP4 library, some of the features that I required simply could not be merged in (without breaking everything). As a result, I wrote my own version of the library, which incorporates all existing functionality of imaplib and includes many of my own improvements.
I wrote a PEP-style readme file that describes all the details of why the library was written and how it works, which is available from my mercurial repository:
The same repository also contains the library code and an example script that you can run if you have access to an IMAP4 server:
Is there any interest in adding my code to a future version of Python 3.x standard library?
Since no one has pointed you to it, there is a doc explaining what it takes to get a new module added to the stdlib: http://docs.python.org/devguide/stdlibchanges.html#adding-a-new-module .