[stdlib-sig] Problem with removing urllib

Facundo Batista facundobatista at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 21:04:25 CET 2008

2008/3/14, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org>:

>  stick urllib into url.fetch and also copy the parse code over to
>  url.parse (and possibly cgi's one useful parsing function). That way

The one cgi's useful parsing function is "cgi.parse_qs" (the qs is
from "query string"). I saw zillion times people using urrlib and
import cgi only for this function.

>  and not end up with confusing AttributeErrors. And consolidating all
>  the parse functions into url.parse now will also allow for an eventual
>  deprecation of urllib the old-fashioned way in 3.x.
>  Does this all make sense? Or am I worrying too much?

I strongly prefer an error (or some additional work) in the migration,
than get some confusing states.


.    Facundo

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