[Python-Dev] Weeding out obsolete modules and Demos
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 16:24:18 -0400
> I would not be opposed to deleting the whole Demo/sgi tree.
OK, I've done this. I've saved a private copy of the mclock code for
nostalgic purposes; I may yet rewrite using Tkinter. :-)
> I don't have an SGI workstation anymore, but I did have an SGI O2
> until recently. I think the audio (and al) stuff and the gl stuff
> probably still work (I used mclock until recently). I think we can
> definitely get rid of the video directory (CMIF video format, remember
> that?). I'm not sure whether sv still compiles on modern SGI's. The
> cd module also still works.
> Having said this, I'm not sure there is still much value in keeping
> the demos. The modules in the Modules directory is another matter.
> Until recently I have used cd and al. I think cl might still work,
> but I'm not sure. I don't think sv works on anything other than
> Indigo's with a Starter Video board.
> gl (and I think also fm) still works. sgi also still works, but I'm
> not sure how useful it still is. It just defines functions nap and
> rgbimg is for reading SGI RGB images, but is portable. Although one
> must ask whether it has a place in the standard library, since there
> is no similar level of support for more popular image formats.
OK, I won't touch the SGI specific code in Lib and Modules.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)