[Python-Dev] Draft PEP: Deprecate codecs.StreamReader and codecs.StreamWriter

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 7 10:49:22 CEST 2011

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Unless somebody steps forward to fix them, the Stream* classes have to
> go (albeit with a suitable period of deprecation). They're *actively
> harmful* in their current state, so retaining the status quo is not a
> viable option in this case.

I can understand that there might be specific issues with them, but isn't
"actively harmful" a little strong? I don't see who is being actively harmed by
them, nor how.


Vinay Sajip

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