[Python-Dev] [#527371] sre bug/patch

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
06 Nov 2002 14:24:28 +0100

Gustavo Niemeyer <niemeyer@conectiva.com> writes:

> > Just be sure to keep the code compatible with Python 1.5.1 (see PEP
> > 291).
> Is there any reason to keep it compatible with 1.5.2 even though this
> module didn't existed at that release? Shouldn't PEP 291 mention 1.6.1
> for sre?

That is precisely the reason to keep it compatible: People might want
to install SRE in Python 1.5.2, if they have code that uses SRE. I
believe Fredrik Lundh still provides a package of SRE to install on
Python 1.5 (without Unicode support, of course). He wants this package
to be line-for-line identical with the Python CVS.