lukasz.langa at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 19:36:25 CET 2006
> I think you will find that most of Fredrik Lundh's stuff will work on
> 1.5.2. He sets a fine example to us all.
1.5.2? Come on, it's 7 years old. Back then PHP was still at 3.0, Java
was at 1.2 (and compiling Hello World took over 5 minutes), Google was
nothing more than a search engine (still Beta at the time!).
What do we have all these cool new language features for if it's
considered bad behaviour to actually use them?
OK, I see the point in being compatible with Python 2.1 (well, maybe 2.2
with new-style classes and __descriptors__), just like it's still useful
to be Java 1.4 compatible and PHP 4 compatible.
But Python 1.5.2? From the official site: "*Do yourself a favor* and get
a more recent version!" ;-) It doesn't even have string methods. Today
Python 1.5.2 is being implemented on one-chip GSM modules (
http://www.telit.co.it/product.asp?productId=96 ). And yes, it actually
works quite well there :-)
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