will python 3000 break my code?

Gerrit Holl gerrit at nl.linux.org
Wed Mar 1 08:49:38 CET 2000


<quote name="Gerrit Holl" date="951895981" email="gerrit at nl.linux.org">
> <quote name="Alex" date="951861012" email="alex at somewhere.round.here">
> > 
> > > I wouldn't worry about that.  You won't have to throw or rewrite old
> > > code, unless you want to take advantage of features in Python 3000.
> > 
> > It wouldn't suprise me if some rewriting were needed.  For instance,
> > Guido said that he will be changing the list.append method so that
> > l.append(1,2) gives a syntax error.  That will mean that I am going to
> > have to change a hundred or so lines of code.  
> 
>     1) l.append changes in Python 1.6, not in P3K,
>     2) it's such a small change; it will be able to be done automatically,
>     3) it's considered Bad Style to use multi-argument append, IMHO.
      4) it won't give a SyntaxError but a TypeError instead.

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