[Python-Dev] Re: python/dist/src/Lib subprocess.py,NONE,1.1

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Oct 13 17:35:54 CEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 11:31, Tim Peters wrote:

> Yes, it is.  I haven't had time to read the PEP, but I assumed some
> "backward compatibility" constraint is at work here too, since, e.g.,
> subprocess.py has
> try:
>     False
> except NameError:
>     False = 0
>     True = 1
> and that doesn't make sense for 2.4 either.

If so, then it should be documented in PEP 291, otherwise backward
compatibility stuff is fair game for ripping out.


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