[Python-Dev] PEP 11: Dropping support for ten year old systems

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Dec 5 23:14:30 CET 2010

On Sun, 05 Dec 2010 22:48:49 +0100
"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> I'd like to tighten PEP 11, and declare a policy that systems
> older than ten years at the point of a feature release are not
> supported anymore by default. Older systems where support is still
> maintained need to be explicitly listed in the PEP, along with
> the name of the responsible maintainer (I think this would currently
> only cover OS2/EMX which is maintained by Andrew MacIntyre).
> Support for such old platforms can then be removed from the codebase
> immediately, no need to go through a PEP 11 deprecation cycle.


> The other major system affected by this would be Windows 2000, for which
> we already decided to not support it anymore.

Is there any 2000-specific code (as opposed to XP-compatible)?



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