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

André Malo nd at perlig.de
Tue May 21 07:39:44 EDT 2019

On Dienstag, 21. Mai 2019 13:24:34 CEST Victor Stinner wrote:
> Le mar. 21 mai 2019 à 13:18, André Malo <nd at perlig.de> a écrit :
> > There's software in production using both. (It doesn't mean it's on pypi
> > or even free software).
> > 
> > What would be the maintenance burden of those modules anyway? (at least
> > for nntp, I guess it's not gonna change).
> The maintenance burden is real even if it's not visible. For example,
> test_nntplib is causing frequently issues on our CI:
> https://bugs.python.org/issue19756
> https://bugs.python.org/issue19613
> https://bugs.python.org/issue31850
> It's failing frequently since 2013, and nobody managed to come with a
> fix.. in 6 years.
> There are 11 open issues with "nntp" in their title (8 with exactly
> "nntplib" in their title).
> test_nntplib uses the public server news.trigofacile.com which is
> operated by Julien ÉLIE. Two years ago, Julien asked me if there is
> any plan to support the NNTP "COMPRESS" command.

So what I hear is, this battery is definitely not dead, which is what the 
PEP is all about.
it's just half charged (or discharged, depending on your POV), so to speak.

Substitute: "none" should read pypi then?

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