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gopherlib deprecated in 2.5

I've just seen that gopherlib is deprecated in python 2.5
http://docs.python.org/lib/module-gopherlib.html

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.

what is the opinion of the comp.lang.python crowd?

Nov 22 '06 #1
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"Szabolcs Nagy" <ns*******@gmail.comwrote in message
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I've just seen that gopherlib is deprecated in python 2.5
http://docs.python.org/lib/module-gopherlib.html

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

Nov 22 '06 #2

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