[Merge] lp:~futatuki/mailman/python-doc-url into lp:mailman/2.1

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Jul 15 20:54:50 EDT 2018

I have mixed feelings about this MR.

On the one hand, it is valid and represents a significant amount of work, and I hate to just ignore it.

On the other, I have concerns. While it is true that the URL http://docs.python.org/library/stdtypes.html#string-formatting-operations doesn't go to the relevant Python 3 section of library/stdtypes.html which is https://docs.python.org/3/library/stdtypes.html#printf-style-string-formatting, that Python 3 section is not so different from Python 2 as to be misleading.

Likewise, the reference to http://docs.python.org/library/re.html goes to the Python 3 page which is not so different from Python 2 as to be misleading, and the reference to http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/module-re.html which gives a 404 is only in the 'ca' mailman.po.

None of this is really a reason to not fix these things, but my concern is what will happen on 1 January 2020 (see https://pythonclock.org/ ). Are we changing these wrong but not so bad URLs to ones that will 404 in less than 18 months?
Your team Mailman Coders is requested to review the proposed merge of lp:~futatuki/mailman/python-doc-url into lp:mailman/2.1.

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