[Doc-SIG] RE: [Docutils-develop] Re: Updates to Docutils

Tony J Ibbs (Tibs) tony@lsl.co.uk
Fri, 3 Jan 2003 08:45:50 -0000

David Goodger wrote:
> ...that Python 2.1 didn't have the "compiler" package as
> part of the standard library (it was a separate install), and
> that's crucial to the Python Source Reader work that's ongoing.
> Therefore I've decided to upgrade the minimum Python requirement
> to 2.2 (2.2.2 recommended).

I don't have any personal (!) objection to specifying 2.2, but it's
surely easy enough to require the compiler package, and provide a
reference copy on the docutils site for those who install without the
appropriate bit of source/Tools/whatever.

Whether there was significant *change* in the compiler code in the
interim, though, which might also be influential, I can't remember.

Of course, this might just be that "one thing" that's enough to tip your
decision on which version of Python to go for.


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