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

Dennis Allison drallison at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 20:51:56 CET 2007


These modules provide the server component of many existing versions of the
Zope system where they have served well (pun intended).    I would be
concerned were they disappear in Python 3000.

On Dec 5, 2007 10:19 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> 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).
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/<http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/>
> )
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