gopherlib deprecated in 2.5
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Nov 22 20:52:28 CET 2006
"Szabolcs Nagy" <nszabolcs at gmail.com> wrote in message
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> 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.
The devolopers thought that perhaps gopherlib was unused in new or
updated-to-new releases code. Even if it is by a few, there is still the
question of whether gopherlib should be in the stdlib in preference to
modules that would be useful to more people or whether it should be a
downloadable module at PyPI. The latter would require someone to take
ownership of it.
You might consider posting a note on py dev (easily accessible via gmane)
to let them know there is at least one current user.
Terry Jan Reedy
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