[Python-Dev] Recent experiences with socket.inet_aton, socket.inet_{ntop,pton}

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Sun, 20 Jul 2003 08:33:10 -0400

On Sun, Jul 20, 2003, Bob Halley wrote:
> It may be that the right answer is that not enough people care about
> working with IPv6 addresses on non-IPv6 platforms to make doing
> anything worthwhile.  I don't know who (other than me) might care
> about the issue, which is why I asked :).

I'd say that Python 2.4 is the right timeframe to be really pushing
this.  (Python patch releases (such as 2.3.1) are intended to be pure
bugfix releases.  They require BDFL approval to change any features.)
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