[Python-Dev] threadsafe patch for asynchat

Robert Brewer fumanchu at amor.org
Wed Feb 8 01:01:38 CET 2006

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> IMO asynchat and asyncore are braindead. The should really be removed
> from the standard library. The code is 10 years old and represents at
> least 10-year-old thinking about how to do this. The amount of hackery
> in Zope related to asyncore was outrageous -- basically most of
> asyncore's guts were replaced with more advanced Zope code, but the
> API was maintained for compatibility reasons. A nightmare.

Perhaps, but please keep in mind that the smtpd module uses both, currently, and would have to be rewritten if either is "removed".

Robert Brewer
System Architect
Amor Ministries
fumanchu at amor.org

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