PEP 594 cgi & cgitb removal

dieter dieter at
Thu May 23 01:11:50 EDT 2019

Robin Becker <robin at> writes:
> In PEP 594 t has been proposed that cgi & cgitb should be removed. I
> suspect I am not the only person in the world that likes using cgi and
> cgitb.

Currently, "Zope" is using "cgi"; it uses "zExceptions" (--> PyPI)
for tracebacks.

Should "cgi" disappear from the standard library, I am quite
confident that "Zope" will get a replacement. "Zope" is known
to be build out of components (i.e. individual packages) which
can be used independently from "Zope" itself (e.g.
"zope.interface", "ZODB", "transaction", ...). Thus, there
is a good chance that there will be an open source, maintained
module supporting core features of the current "cgi" module.

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