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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Dec 6 00:35:47 CET 2010

>> 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)?

Yes: a number of APIs didn't exist in W2k, so we currently use
LoadLibrary/GetProcAddress to call them. These can be replaced with
regular calls. _WINNT (or whatever the macro is called) then needs to
be bumped accordingly.


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