[Python-Dev] deprecating string module?
Wed, 29 May 2002 09:30:34 -0400
On Wed, May 29, 2002, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Peter> Python 1.5.2 is still very important and even the latest Red Hat
> Peter> distributions still use it.
> I think the RedHat/1.5.2 thing is (or should soon be) a red herring. In my
> message I suggested a two-year/four-release deprecation schedule. That
> could easily be adjusted depending on what RH decides to do:
> Research Triangle Park, NC (AP) - RedHat Software announced today that
> it plans to release RedHat 7.77 during the first week of October 2018.
> Significant new end user software shipped with this release will include
> XFree86 17.1.7 and gcc 5.2. Python 1.5.2 has proven amazingly stable
> however, and too many people rely on it, so it will not be phased out in
> favor of the current version of Python, 3.15, which was released in
> August of 2016.
This is ridiculous. Think about this: how long after ANSI C was
released did Python continue to support K&R? That should give you a
feeling for long it should take to continue to support old releases for
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