Py2.3: Feedback on Sets
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Wed Aug 13 20:07:49 CEST 2003
Russell> I suspect the upgrade issue will significantly slow the
Russell> incorporation of sets and the other new modules, but that over
Russell> time they're likely to become quite popular. I am certainly
Russell> looking forward to using sets and csv.
The csv module (and the _csv module which underpins it) should work with
2.2.3. If they don't, please file a bug report.
Russell> I think it'd speed the adoption of new modules if they were
Russell> explicitly written to be compatible with one previous
Russell> generation of Python (and documented as such) so users could
Russell> manually include them with their code until the current
Russell> generation of Python had a bit more time to be adopted.
That was the intention with the csv module. I wonder if some limitations to
use of sets with 2.2.x could be gotten around by adding a __future__ import?
Maybe itertools is also needed.
Russell> I'm not saying this should be a rule, only suggesting it as a
Russell> useful goal. Presumably it'd be easy with some modules and not
Russell> worth the work in some cases.
Yes, that's a worthwhile goal.
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