[Python-Dev] uuid backward compatibility

George Yoshida dynkin at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 05:16:13 CEST 2006

Python 2.5 ships with uuid.py and now I want to ask you
about its backward compatibility.

uuid.py says in its docstring:

  This module works with Python 2.3 or higher.

And my question is:
  Do we plan to make it 2.3 compatible in future releases?

If so, uuid needs to be listed in PEP 291.
Otherwise, the comment is misleading.

Current uuid.py uses ctypes but it checks ctypes availability
and I counldn't find no other newly added features, so backward
compatibility is still retained.

I just want to make sure.

Thanks in advance.


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