[Python-Dev] Rework nntlib?
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Sep 14 12:28:38 CEST 2010
On 14/09/2010 11:17, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> 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.
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