[Python-Dev] Does anyone care enough about asyncore and asynchat to help adapt their APIs for Py3k?

Daniel Arbuckle djarb at highenergymagic.org
Thu Dec 6 03:34:31 CET 2007

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> The asyncore and asynchat modules are in a difficult position when it
> comes to Python 3000. None of the core developers use it or
> particularly care about it (AFAIK), and the API has problems because
> it wasn't written to deal with bytes vs. unicode. E.g. in
> http://bugs.python.org/issue1067, Thomas suggests that these modules
> need to be rewritten to use bytes internally and have separate APIs to
> handle (unicode) text as desired, similar to the way file I/O was
> redesigned. Another alternative would be to make these modules deal
> strictly in bytes, but that would probably vastly reduce their
> usefulness (though I don't know -- as I said, I don't use them).

I guess that would be me, if you'll have me. I think asyncore and
asynchat are valuable, and I'm willing to do what needs to be done to
ensure that they remain in Py3k.

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