jython's future

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Nov 13 21:27:22 CET 2006


Łukasz Langa wrote:
> Steve Holden:
>> 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 :-)
> 
And thanks to Fredrik there's a chance you'll be able to use PIL there.

regards
  Steve
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