[Python-Dev] deprecating string module?

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Wed, 29 May 2002 07:05:15 -0500

    >> It has nothing to do with 11k worth of disk space and everything to
    >> do with "there's one (best) way to do it".

    mal> That's a silly phrase. I agree that there should always be a
    mal> straight-forward and intuitive way to do things, but I don't go for
    mal> such a dogma type argument and I'm sure you don't either :-)

It's not dogma.  It's a catch phrase, I agree, but I think the concept does
have merit.  

    mal> If I want to write code which works in all Python versions starting
    mal> from 1.5.2 onwards, I should be able to do this.

This seems like a good project for the Python Business Forum.  How about
developing some hard numbers that indicate what fraction of Python users use
what version of Python?  It would have to be sensitive to the type of users
and their platform, but would be useful information for all Python
programmers to have.

I am personally getting rather tired of the "you can't do that! it's not
1.5.2-compatible!"  whine without any justification other than "RedHat still
ships 1.5.2".

Skip Montanaro (skip@pobox.com - http://www.mojam.com/)
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