[Python-Dev] Weeding out obsolete modules and Demos

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 17:19:01 -0400

> how about going over the various demos, and see which ones have 
> really lost their usefulness?


> I happened to come across Demo/sgi/audio (works only on SGI 
> 4D/35 machines, which went out of production about 12 years 
> ago), sv and video (works on Indigo's with the Starter Video 
> board, last seen about 8 years ago). And there's the svmodule.c 
> (yup, same board).
> There are probably Indigo's still alive (4D35's? I doubt it, I 
> can still remember the noise it made:-), but I wonder whether 
> anyone in their right mind is still using the SV board.
> The forms/fl stuff still technically works on newer SGI's, but 
> we might also wonder how useful they still are.
> And this is for SGI only, there's probably a lot more dead wood 
> out there,

I haven't seen or heard an SGI machine for years.  If you think those
SGI demos have lost their usefulness, please use your CVS powers to
delete them!

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)