aaron.watters at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 18:09:05 CEST 2008
On Apr 16, 11:15 am, Gabriel Genellina <gagsl-... at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
> On 16 abr, 09:56, Aaron Watters <aaron.watt... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > In my opinion python's adherence to backwards compatibility
> > has been a bit mythological anyway -- many new python versions
> > have broken my old code for no good reason. This is an irritant
> > when you have thousands of users out there who suddenly drop
> > your code, blame you and python, and move on to use something else.
> > Honestly, how hard would it have been to provide standard backwards
> > support for the old regex module as a standard module which simply
> > translated one regex string format to another, for example?
> Do you mean this?
> py> import reconvert
> py> help(reconvert)...
Yes I mean it. Actually I was unaware
of/forgot reconvert, but it doesn't
matter because it doesn't solve the problem of code I wrote that
has long ago escaped into the wild no longer working. There are
other examples too, having to do with things as simple as a name
change in a standard module that broke old
code of mine for what I regard as silly cosmetic reasons.
I hope you are right about py3k conversions being pain
free and routine. I'm suspicious about it however.
-- Aaron Watters
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