[Python-3000] Suggested PEP 3108 addition

Collin Winter collinw at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 19:05:25 CEST 2007

I'd like to propose that the bsddb185 module be added to PEP 3108's
list of modules slated for removal. Reasons to kill it:

- The module isn't built by default; manual tweaking of setup.py is required.

- The following scare-paragraph is included at the bottom of

Beginning in 2.3 some Unix versions of Python may have a bsddb185
module. This is present only to allow backwards compatibility with
systems which ship with the old Berkeley DB 1.85 database library. The
bsddb185 module should never be used directly in new code.

Collin Winter

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