[Python-Dev] release23-maint branch CLOSED for release (was Re:
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Thu Dec 4 09:51:46 EST 2003
Jeremy Fincher writes:
> I thought the logging module was supposed to remain 1.5.2-compatible. At
> least, that's the reason I saw the last time someone wanted to remove those
> apply calls.
That sounds vaguely familiar. If we really want the copy distributed
with Python to be compatible with Python's that old, we can use a
different approach. Unfortunately, we can't simply add something like:
if sys.version_info >= (2, 3):
def apply(func, args, kw=None):
if kw is None:
return func(*args, **kw)
This isn't permissible since it would cause a SyntaxError for Python
1.5.2; we'd have to enlist the "exec" statement to make this work.
Do we still really want to support Python 1.5.2? That just seems
quite extreme to me; even PyXML is no longer maintained for Python
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation
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