[issue10050] urllib.request still has old 2.x urllib primitives

Antoine Pitrou report at bugs.python.org
Sun Mar 20 14:06:36 CET 2011

Antoine Pitrou <pitrou at free.fr> added the comment:

> URLopener which is an old class from the merge of urllib and urllib2
> and it can be slowly and safely removed. If we go this line, then I
> assume it has to have a DeprecationWarning before we remove it. Should
> we or not?

Yes, we should.

> Change URLopener.retrieve also with the cleaner and modern code, but
> and add a DeprecationWarning in those.

Sounds overkill and of questionable interest.
Honestly, I don't think URLopener.retrieve() has much point anyway.
Perhaps it would have if the whole caching thing had been implemented.


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