Berker Peksag added the comment:
I think the current consensus is to keep old APIs around to make porting from
Python 2 easier. That's why I opened issue 26041.
See also msg256111 and "Deprecation policy PEP" proposed at
If Marc-Andre (platform module maintainer) and Ned give their +1s, I don't have
a strong objection against the removal of the function.
Also, it looks like I forgot to remove deprecated-removed directive in
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