PEP 594 cgi & cgitb removal
rhodri at kynesim.co.uk
Tue May 28 09:29:07 EDT 2019
On 24/05/2019 21:23, Terry Reedy wrote:
> I am responding to Paul indirectly because his post did not show up on
> the gmane mirror.
>> Paul Rubin <no.email at nospam.invalid>:
>>> It also makes me ask why the Python team keeps
>>> adding new stuff if it can't even keep the old stuff running.
> Because the new stuff is expected to be more useful to more people than
> some of the old modules. The module proposed for deletion are all or
> most all more than 20 years old, before there was a PyPI. Some, like
> cgi and cgitb were legitimately put in the stdlib. Others were
> specialist modules that today would not go in the stdlib.
> Does anyone really think that gopherlib should still be in the stdlib,
> and that core developers should have to update its docs to explain it to
> newbies today?
I would want a better reason than "I don't wanna" to remove something
from stdlib, much as I would want a better reason than "I want it" to
add something. I agree that case is pretty much self-evident with
gopherlib, which honestly would had trouble convincing me it should be
included in the first place. I don't think it is at all self-evident
for cgi and cgitb, even if I wouldn't have written them like that myself ;-)
> My question is why people who value and understand old modules don't
> volunteer more to help keep them up to date.
As I said (and was apparently misinterpreted), I am considering it.
Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd
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