[Python-Dev] rationale for the no-new-features approach

Gregory P. Smith greg at electricrain.com
Thu Mar 17 00:24:10 CET 2005


> [Gregory P. Smith]
> > or make it even uglier to hide from pychecker by writing that as:
> > 
> > exec("""
> > try:
> >     set
> > except NameError:
> >     from sets import Set as set
> > """)
> 
> I presume that was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but if it wasn't, please
> reconsider.  Modulefinder isn't able to realise that set (or sets.Set) is
> needed with the latter (a problem of this very nature was just fixed with
> bsddb), which causes trouble for people later on.
> 
> =Tony.Meyer

hehe yes sorry, i left off the :P



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