Georg Brandl committed c1e9a1f Draft

Closes #15925: fix regression in parsedate() and parsedate_tz() that should return None if unable to parse the argument.

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     Accounts for military timezones.
     res = _parsedate_tz(data)
+    if not res:
+        return
     if res[9] is None:
         res[9] = 0
     return tuple(res)
     source timezone really was UTC.
+    if not data:
+        return
     data = data.split()
     # The FWS after the comma after the day-of-week is optional, so search and
     # adjust for this.


 from email._parseaddr import AddressList as _AddressList
 from email._parseaddr import mktime_tz
-# We need wormarounds for bugs in these methods in older Pythons (see below)
-from email._parseaddr import parsedate as _parsedate
-from email._parseaddr import parsedate_tz as _parsedate_tz
-from email._parseaddr import _parsedate_tz as __parsedate_tz
+from email._parseaddr import parsedate, parsedate_tz, _parsedate_tz
 from quopri import decodestring as _qdecode
     return msgid
-# These functions are in the standalone mimelib version only because they've
-# subsequently been fixed in the latest Python versions.  We use this to worm
-# around broken older Pythons.
-def parsedate(data):
-    if not data:
-        return None
-    return _parsedate(data)
-def parsedate_tz(data):
-    if not data:
-        return None
-    return _parsedate_tz(data)
 def parsedate_to_datetime(data):
-    if not data:
-        return None
-    *dtuple, tz = __parsedate_tz(data)
+    *dtuple, tz = _parsedate_tz(data)
     if tz is None:
         return datetime.datetime(*dtuple[:6])
     return datetime.datetime(*dtuple[:6],


             utils.formatdate(now, localtime=False, usegmt=True),
             time.strftime('%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S GMT', time.gmtime(now)))
-    def test_parsedate_none(self):
-        self.assertEqual(utils.parsedate(''), None)
+    # parsedate and parsedate_tz will become deprecated interfaces someday
+    def test_parsedate_returns_None_for_invalid_strings(self):
+        self.assertIsNone(utils.parsedate(''))
+        self.assertIsNone(utils.parsedate_tz(''))
+        self.assertIsNone(utils.parsedate('0'))
+        self.assertIsNone(utils.parsedate_tz('0'))
+        self.assertIsNone(utils.parsedate('A Complete Waste of Time'))
+        self.assertIsNone(utils.parsedate_tz('A Complete Waste of Time'))
+        # Not a part of the spec but, but this has historically worked:
+        self.assertIsNone(utils.parsedate(None))
+        self.assertIsNone(utils.parsedate_tz(None))
     def test_parsedate_compact(self):
         # The FWS after the comma is optional
   with Infinity coefficients are undefined in _decimal
   (in accordance with the specification).
+- Issue #15925: Fix a regression in email.util where the parsedate() and
+  parsedate_tz() functions did not return None anymore when the argument could
+  not be parsed.
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