Dijkstra on Python

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Aug 15 19:59:10 CEST 2002

In article <npR69.1187$e5.183474 at newsb.telia.net>, Fredrik Lundh
<fredrik at pythonware.com> writes
>skip wrote:
>> Bugs fixed in the 2.3 code base are routinely backported to the 2.2
>> maintenance branch.
>I don't think Besemer cares much about how things work in
>the real Python universe...
I believe the real Python universe is stuck at 1.5.2 because of RH.
Nothing I have seen in 2.2 is really that much better than 1.5.2 except
perhaps for the unicode features. I would like to be able to use the 2.2
yield/generator/iterator stuff (plus perhaps a better cgitb) but it's
not back portable so reportlab stays stuck in a time warp.

Key word changes are the worst eg Andy Robinson's intricate interest
rate yield calculations will need reworking at 2.3/4 next PBF version
etc etc.

There's a lot of pain involved in moving things onwards which is why
people squeal when others demand that feature x be deprecated and
removed in 6 months.
Robin Becker

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