gmpy 1.0 for python 2.4 alpha 2 Windows-packaged

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Fri Sep 3 10:06:31 CEST 2004

Tim Peters <tim.peters at> wrote:
> > traceback output in 2.4.  I also had to remove the use of
> > doctest.master since it looks like that's deprecated in 2.4 (it's no
> doctest.master global.  Under a hopeful belief that nobody was using
> that anyway, I didn't gripe when Edward refactored it out of
> existence.  This is the first time we've heard that anyone *was* using
> it!

I guess gmpy just wasn't on your radar...!  If you have no need for its
multi-precision and special-functions support, that's unsurprising.

> I suppose we could hack one back in, but I'd rather volunteer to
> rewrite the gmpy tests to use the stronger 2.4 gimmicks ...

Thanks, your offer is welcome and gladly accepted -- as long as all the
tests keep running under 2.3 just as well, of course.  There will be a
lot of 2.3 around for a long time -- for example, Apple isn't going to
change the Python version they use in Panther, which is 2.3, at least
until they come out with Tiger, say in May next year, and since, as
usual, they'll change $150 or so for the OS upgrade, many people will
just keep running Panther (and therefore Python 2.3).  Etc, etc.

I do assume that it's easy to keep the hundreds of tests almost
unchanged, to avoid having to maintain them separately in two versions,
and support 2.3 and 2.4 with localized changes to the small spots where
the tests are run...?


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