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Python finally offloads some batteries

Python has often been touted as a “batteries included” language because of its rich standard library that provides access to numerous utility modules and is distributed with the language itself. But those libraries need maintenance, of course, and that is provided by the Python core development team. Over the years, it has become clear that some of the modules are not really being maintained any longer and they probably are not really needed by most Python users—either because better alternatives exist or because they address extremely niche use cases. A long-running project to start the removal of those modules has recently been approved.

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