On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 18:06, Maxim Khitrov <max@mxcrypt.com> wrote:
Hello python-ideas,

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