[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 10:35:59 -0400

Barry A. Warsaw writes:
 > And of course, I spend a non-trivial amount of effort to maintain a
 > separate email package that is compatible with Python 2.1 and Python
 > 2.2.  But I consciously gave up Python 2.0 (or earlier) support
 > because it became obvious to me that I wanted /some/ of the newer
 > features.

PyXML is specifically maintaining compatibility, which means I have to
work around the lack of weakrefs when removing reference cycles.  The
differences between the Python standard library and PyXML, for modules
present in both, is mostly trivial still, but the differences are
growing.  ;-(

(It's enough to make me think that Andrew may have been right about
not integrating the XML support the way we did.)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation