On Sun, 05 Dec 2010 22:48:49 +0100 "Martin v. Löwis" email@example.com wrote:
I'd like to tighten PEP 11, and declare a policy that systems older than ten years at the point of a feature release are not supported anymore by default. Older systems where support is still maintained need to be explicitly listed in the PEP, along with the name of the responsible maintainer (I think this would currently only cover OS2/EMX which is maintained by Andrew MacIntyre).
Support for such old platforms can then be removed from the codebase immediately, no need to go through a PEP 11 deprecation cycle.
The other major system affected by this would be Windows 2000, for which we already decided to not support it anymore.
Is there any 2000-specific code (as opposed to XP-compatible)?