[Python-Dev] Rework nntlib?

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Sep 14 12:28:38 CEST 2010

  On 14/09/2010 11:17, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Hello,
> Like the email package, nntplib in py3k is broken (because of
> various bytes/str mismatches; I suppose the lack of a test suite didn't
> help when porting).
> I would like to take the opportunity to improve the API a bit; no heavy
> re-architecting, but simply a bunch of changes to make it higher-level.
> Is it acceptable?
> (and, yes, I would add a test suite)

Given that backwards incompatible changes are likely to be unavoidable 
due to the bytes / str issue, taking the opportunity to cleanup and 
improve the API sounds great. Just a shame we didn't get to it for 3.0, 
but thank you for picking this up.


> Regards
> Antoine.
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