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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