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Author brett.cannon
Recipients brett.cannon
Date 2013-08-12.19:16:08
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Turns out the formatter module isn't really used by anyone. Pydoc uses it, but it could easily use textwrap. Searching on Github shows a usage by someone who simply re-exposes it as part of their own public API but has no actual usage themselves ( and . A Google search only turns up references in books ({google:acceptedSuggestion}oq=%22import+formatter%22&{google:instantFieldTrialGroupParameter}sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=%22import+formatter%22&qscrl=1#bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=7bfd11bde90d01cb&q=%22import+formatter%22+OR+%22from+formatter%22&qscrl=1).

The attached patch deprecated formatter for removal in Python 3.6.
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