On Thursday 26 June 2008, Fred Drake wrote:
> Someone changed the ZCML that registers the "gopherlib" module (why???) to
> this:

I did as you were aware of. :-)

The gopherlib module was there before, I just shut up the deprecation warning.

>   <!-- This package has been deprecated in Python 2.5; let's use a cheap
> way of detecting Python 2.5 by checking whether the package "regex" exists,
> which has been deleted in that version. -->
>   <module module="gopherlib"
>           zcml:condition="installed regex">
>     <allow attributes="send_selection send_query" />
>   </module>
> In trying to avoid a Python 2.5 deprecation warning (not removal),
> this code imports and causes a deprecation warning for a module that
> was declared obsolete in Python 1.5 (yes, that's a "1"!).
> Isn't this just a little bit insane?

A deprecation warning was not issued until Python 2.5 though. How would I 

> I think the condition should be removed for zope.app.security 3.5.2,
> and the registration of gopherlib should be removed for 3.6.0.

I am not sure why you would want a 3.5.2 release, since nothing breaks. I am 
all in favor removing this declaration for 3.6.0.

Stephan Richter
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