gopherlib deprecated in 2.5

Szabolcs Nagy nszabolcs at
Wed Nov 22 10:54:41 CET 2006

I've just seen that gopherlib is deprecated in python 2.5

we still use this protocol (though there are only few working gopher
servers are left on the net)

My friend just wrote a standard compliant gopher server (pygopherd had
some problems oslt) and it's much better for hierarchycal content
sharing than the http (which is overrated and misused in this respect).

So i don't really understand why would one remove it from python. It's
a friendly, tiny, simple, standard protocol.

what is the opinion of the comp.lang.python crowd?

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