Python 2.5 adoption

George Sakkis george.sakkis at
Fri Apr 18 21:49:25 CEST 2008

On Apr 18, 2:08 pm, Joseph Turian <tur... at> wrote:
> How widely adopted is python 2.5?
> We are doing some development, and have a choice to make:
> a) Use all the 2.5 features we want.
> b) Maintain backwards compatability with 2.4.
> So I guess the question is, does anyone have a sense of what percent
> of python users don't have 2.5?

Perhaps you should ask the inverse question too: what 2.5 features do
you find so compelling that you are willing to break compatibility
with 2.4 ? FWIW, the only new 2.5 feature I have been using in
practice is the conditional expressions, and I could easily live
without them. 2.4 is still pretty decent, and a major upgrade from


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