[Python-Dev] PEP 594: Removing dead batteries from the standard library

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon May 20 18:53:06 EDT 2019

On Tue, 21 May 2019 00:41:19 +0200
Simon Cross <hodgestar+pythondev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Woot. +100 on this PEP.
> > If the stdlib didn't have NNTP support, obviously nobody would suggest
> > adding it nowadays.  
> Perhaps this is a good reason to keep nntplib in the deprecation list?

No, because the same applies to getopt, optparse and others, which are
not in the deprecation list.

> Another question is "are there any places using nntplib where `pip install
> nntplib`" is not an reasonable option?

You could ask pretty much the same question about most stdlib packages.
Isn't "pip install ftplib" a reasonable option?  How about "pip
install email" or "pip install xmlrpc"?

The PEP is about "dead batteries".  Not "batteries that some people
think would be reasonable to install from PyPI".



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