Python 3.0 and removal of the 'string' module

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Fri Jul 11 08:23:16 CEST 2008

Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> writes:

> Ben Finney wrote:
> > Can anyone see a reason to believe the above wiki page's statement
> > about the 'string' module being removed? More to the point, can
> > anyone see a reason why that statement should remain on that page?
> Removing string and moving the functionality elsewhere was considered,
> but...


Thanks for the pointer.

> Feel free to edit the wiki.


This is rather disappointing. Is that entire page suspect? It reads
like a canonical list of things that will happen in Python 3000. What
other long-obsolete information is there? I'm not about to go digging
to find out.

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Ben Finney

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