[Python-Dev] Re: Deprecation

Michael Gilfix mgilfix@eecs.tufts.edu
Thu, 30 May 2002 12:43:29 -0400

On Thu, May 30 @ 12:31, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >   This would be very cool. Rather than having to go by python
> > version numbers, which seem obscure, an application can declare its
> > dependencies by module. Perhaps even some tool to determine an apps
> > dependencies.  These dependencies can then be checked using the
> > current version in a perl-esque regression test style to determine
> > how well the current version meets the applications needs (I say
> > this because some code may not be run normally but require more
> > advanced features - this could also allow for some very interesting
> > approaches to modularity and using available python features in larger
> > applications). It would then be very easy to determine the cause
> > of breakage and/or the need of the application.
> Hm, this sounds like overkill to me.  And who's going to write the AI
> software to do this automatic regression testing?

  Perhaps it came across as more than it should be. I meant just specifying
the version numbers of the individual modules in a CPAN-like dependency
thing. Then, on start-up, the dependencies are just checked. Mostly
matching of version numbers. The stats are just a fancy way of saying
how screwed you are :)

                    -- Mike

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