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

Vitja Makarov vitja.makarov at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 08:32:03 CEST 2011

2011/7/28 Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de>:
> 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.

That could be a warning not an error.

It's fun: with cython you can use decorators, generators and more with py2.3,
may be it's better to drop support after 0.15?

I hope it would be easy to fix this error:


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