[Python-Dev] Issues with Py3.1's new ipaddr

Gregory P. Smith greg at krypto.org
Wed Jun 3 04:43:49 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 7:39 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> I'm disappointed in the process -- it's as if nobody really reviewed
> the API until it was released with rc1, and this despite there being a
> significant discussion about its inclusion and alternatives months
> ago. (Don't look at me -- I wouldn't recognize a netmask if it bit me
> in the behind, and I can honestly say that I don't know whether /8
> means to look only at the first 8 bits or whether it means to mask off
> the last 8 bits.)
> I hope we can learn from this.

Yep, thats a fair summary.  Removal will be trivial.

Should it only be removed from py3k branch or also from trunk pending
a decision as to if the library is reworked or if something else
entirely is adopted?

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