[Python-Dev] Why is soundex marked obsolete?

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Sat, 13 Jan 2001 16:45:12 -0500 (EST)

Tim Peters writes:
 > + Computing string similarity is something few apps need anyway.

  And this is a biggie.

 > Lots of hassle + little demand == not a natural for the core.  ndiff is in

  But it *is* an excellent type of thing to have around -- Eric: just
post it on your Web site and register it with the Vaults.

 > the core only because many people found the *app* useful; its
 > SequenceMatcher class isn't even advertised.

  Did you ever write documentation for it?  ;-)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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