[XML-SIG] ConfigParser.py

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Fri, 1 Nov 2002 13:39:21 -0500

Fred Moscicki writes:
 > I think this is the right Mailing list to send this too.

It's not.  ConfigParser has nothing to do with XML.

 > My program was
 > trying to make use of the ConfigParser.py in the new python2.2.2 release.
 > There is a variable in the ConfigParser class called _boolean_states which
 > apparently makes use of some built-ins (True,False) from 2.2.3 which aren't
 > available in 2.2.2.  Therefore, when I try to import ConfigParser, I get a
 > NameError.  

Python 2.2.2 does define True, False, and bool(), just not as new the
bool type introduced in Python 2.3:

Python 2.2.2 (#4, Oct 14 2002, 13:59:09) 
[GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-98)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> True
>>> False
>>> type(True)
<type 'int'>

If those are not defined, you're not running Python 2.2.2 as


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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