Python 1.6 alpha 1 released

Bernhard Reiter breiter at usf.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE
Mon Apr 3 21:43:32 CEST 2000


In article <m3bt3rcweu.fsf at atrus.jesus.cam.ac.uk>,
	Michael Hudson <mwh21 at cam.ac.uk> writes:
> breiter at usf.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE (Bernhard Reiter) writes:
> 
>> In article <200004010159.LAA00403 at piglet.dstc.edu.au>,
>> 	David Arnold <arnold at dstc.edu.au> writes:
>> > -->"Bjorn" == Bjorn Pettersen <bjorn at roguewave.com> writes:
>> > 
>> >   Bjorn> The more time I spend on fixing
>> >   Bjorn> compatibility issues in Python scripts, the less time I spend
>> >   Bjorn> on "real" work.
>> > 
>> > you have been using incorrect arguments.  the fact that they worked
>> > was unfortunate because it leads to circumstances like this.  but the
>> > time you have spent on these emails would have been enough to run a
>> > simple script over your code to fix the problem ... ;-)
>> 
>> Hmm how simple would a script be to get all occurences of:
>> 
>> 	socket.connect(what, \ 
>> 			else \
>> 			)
>> 
>> 	sc=socket.connect
>> 
>> 	sc(what,else)
>> 	sc(what, \
>> 		else)
>> 
> 
> Yes, but `grep -w connect' and the minimal application of a human
> eyeball is surely enough to get 90%+ of the cases sorted out.  I can't
> imagine sock.connect is called from all that many places in one's code
> (but I might be wrong).  And, to answer you're question, about as
> complicated as:
> 
> http://x42.deja.com/[ST_rn=ps]/getdoc.xp?AN=591243549
> 
> after `sed -e s/append/connect/', which doesn't get the bound method
> case, but I am having trouble imagining circumstances in which you'd
> reasonably do that.

True the whole discussion is kind of pointless.
Nontheless it is not an easy taks to just rewrite your code with
a simple regular expression replacement. ;-) (And that was my point.)

	Bernhard

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