[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 20:32:10 -0700

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > The cure for the pain is the same as for any other third-party
> > module: tie newer releases to newer Python versions.
> But that's exactly what's unacceptable in theis case: newer versions
> of PyXML provide new PyXML features, and Python users who wish to use
> the new PyXML features should *not* have to upgrade to the latest and
> greatest Python.  

I still don't see how this is any different than any other Python
module. It's probably painful keeping NumPy compatible with old versions
of Python also. How is PyXML unique in this?

 Paul Prescod