Timeline for Python?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Sep 25 15:29:41 CEST 2006


In article <1159060365.363391.238090 at d34g2000cwd.googlegroups.com>,
Blair P. Houghton <blair.houghton at gmail.com> wrote:
>wesley chun wrote:
>>
>> 1. never write against older versions of Python... you will only
>>     obsolete your book even faster (well, "sooner")
>
>I believe there is some market for documentation of older versions of
>software.  Many installations are constrained by the cost of upgrading
>and can not migrate to a newer version.  Meanwhile, they are laboring
>under the old documentation, which, in the case of open-source stuff,
>is often thoroughly inadequate.  Books with accurate information would
>help them, and would have helped me, in many cases.

You did see my advice, seconded by Wes, that any book should cover the
version differences?  How is that sufficiently inadequate that new books
should specifically target older versions?
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