[Cython] Should we drop support for CPython 2.3? (and maybe even 2.4?)

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Thu Jul 28 08:26:41 CEST 2011

Robert Bradshaw, 27.07.2011 20:28:
> Yes, that is a good point, though if it's (really) easy, I'd rather
> say "this is the last release supporting 2.3" rather than "oh, btw, we
> dropped support for 2.3."

I wouldn't mind either way. Let's see what the users poll gives.

> I also think we should have a big fat #error rather than letting 2.3
> support just fade away (or worse, silently produce bad/incorrect
> code).

With "fading out" I just meant that a) we don't even know right now if the 
C code we generate really works in Python 2.3 and b) we could just leave it 
that way and add a note to the release notes that it's no longer actively 
supported but on a "I feel lucky" basis.

But I agree that it's better to let the C compilation fail loudly, so that 
users know what the problem is.


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