[Python-Dev] standard library mimetypes module pathologically broken?

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 18:35:18 CEST 2009

2009/8/14 Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com>:
> Georg Brandl wrote:
>> Nick Coghlan schrieb:
>>> P.S. For anyone else that is slow like me, take a close look at PEP 387...
>> What should we see, other than that we have two PEPs on the same topic that
>> should be merged?
> Benjamin wrote the second one, so he obviously knows there's a written
> deprecation policy in place, and hence his mini-rant probably wasn't
> meant to be taken literally - a point I completely missed on first reading.

IIRC, the point is probably the fact that PEP 387 has status "Draft"
rather than "Accepted" - Benjamin proposed the PEP, met with a fair
bit of discussion but no consensus, and everything fizzled out before
a conclusion was reached.

> I agree the two PEPs should probably be consolidated into one, but
> absent a volunteer for that task, leaving them as is doesn't really hurt
> anything.

Agreed, if both were accepted...


PS I personally have no firm opinion on PEP 387. The idea seems good,
but I don't feel qualified to say whether the proposed approach is

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