Python in Linux - barrier to Python 3.x

Emile van Sebille emile at
Tue Sep 21 20:22:09 CEST 2010

On 9/21/2010 5:29 AM Ant said...
> Is there a solution to this that anyone knows of? Has Zed jumped to
> conclusions? Have I?

I'd say the error was in selecting something other that the lowest 
common subset of python functions when designing and writing a python 
version dependent Mongrel2.  There are certainly ways (and perhaps 
compatibility libraries as well) to write python at a 2.4 (or 2.2) level 
to sidestep installation issues related to python versions.  Targeting a 
wide range of installation platforms without taking that into account is 
the problem.  When you issue a 2.5 dependent version and find it easier 
to convert it all to C rather than write the (relatively minor) python 
fixes, it speaks to the level of python competency as well.

What if I wrote a 64bit app and complained that in 32bit environments it 
didn't do the right thing?


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