[Mailman-Developers] Python 1.5 compatible ? no!

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@cnri.reston.va.us (Barry A. Warsaw)
Wed, 2 Sep 1998 17:36:41 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "CT" == Christian Tismer <tismer@appliedbiometrics.com> writes:

    CT> This is not true. This version will not even run with a
    CT> standard 1.5.1 Python.

    CT> Killer#1: The parameter-less "raise" statement is no 1.5.1
    CT> feature.
    CT> Killer#2: The __stdin__ and other underscored system
    CT> file names are no Python 1.5 features.

Chris, I tried both of these under our vanilla 1.5.1 release:

-------------------- snip snip --------------------
Python 1.5.1 (#21, Apr 23 1998, 18:08:12)  [GCC 2.8.1] on sunos5
Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
>>> import sys
>>> sys.__stdin__
<open file '<stdin>', mode 'r' at bb878>
>>> try: 1/0
... except ZeroDivisionError: raise
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
ZeroDivisionError: integer division or modulo

This together makes the "scripts/driver" file die very early, with
a confusing error message.

In the driver script, I inserted this before any code:

    import sys

.. Uhm, I'm hacking since 6 hours now, but don't get the list admin
running under Linux. I fear I will turn back to 0.95 which worked.

tired - pirx

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