[Tutor] Checking for Python version
srilyk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 16:42:04 CEST 2009
On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 9:26 AM, Christian Witts <cwitts at compuscan.co.za>wrote:
> Didar Hossain wrote:
>> I am using the following code to check for the Python version -
>> import os
>> t = os.sys.version_info[0:2]
>> if (t + t) < 6:
>> os.sys.exit("Need at least Python 2.4")
>> del t
>> This snippet is put at the beginning of the single script file before
>> the rest of the code.
>> I need to check for the minimum specific version because I am using
>> the "@staticmethod"
>> Is there a prettier way or is this fine?
Is there anything wrong with using this?
if sys.version < '2.4':
sys.exit("Need at least Python 2.4")
AFAIK the string comparison is reliable
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