Barry A. Warsaw
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 12:02:39 -0400
>>>>> "TP" == Tim Peters <email@example.com> writes:
TP> There are no exceptions to Guido's channeled rules <wink>:
TP> no *advertised* experimental feature has ever gone away
TP> and the access stmt was never documented ("advertised"). The
TP> closest it got was its NEWS entry for 0.9.9:
python-mode.el gained knowledge of it in 1996:
date: 1996/09/04 15:21:55; author: bwarsaw; state: Exp; lines: +4 -4
(python-font-lock-keywords): with Python 1.4 `access' is no a keyword
Which is just before Python 1.4 final. I've no idea when it went
>> Many of the Python 2.2 features are also labeled experimental.
>> And I don't expect that they will go away either.
TP> Well, at least not the ones we've told people about. Barry's
TP> hack to make
TP> print << file, '%d' % i
TP> read an int i from file may well go away.
It will last week. Freakin' time machine erased all evidence