Backward compability older Python versions

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Fri Mar 4 14:00:05 CET 2005


On Mar 4, 2005, at 12:13, Michael Ströder wrote:

> HI!
>
> For various reasons it is difficult to support older versions of 
> Python. Especially supporting 1.x is a pain with newer modules written 
> in Python. Or there are some subtle changes regarding data types (long 
> integers since 2.3 etc.).
>
> Now the question is which versions of Python are still used by the 
> python-ldap community and should be supported?
>
> Personally I'd like to be drop support for any Python version earlier 
> than 2.3. This would make it possible to use standard modules like 
> sets and datetime which could make life easier.

+1

As with the question of what OpenLDAP versions to support, I believe if 
you are clearly marking the change it should be legitimate to go ahead 
and do it. People with older OL/Python versions are advised to use 
previous python-ldap versions.

jens






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