[IPython-dev] ipython0.9 and python2.4
Sun Sep 14 16:21:13 CDT 2008
On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Gael Varoquaux
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 02:11:48PM -0700, Fernando Perez wrote:
>> This is turning into a minor nightmare. There were LOTS more 2.5
>> things in there:
>> import _ast
>> import uuid
>> in the frontend code...
> Well, let us just say that the frontend code is 2.5 only. Now how do we
> enforce this on the packaging level? I don't know.
I'd much rather keep 2.4 compatibility everywhere. Making a project
with pieces that are version dependent is a recipe for disaster: the
packaging gets very brittle and the maintenance burden gets much, much
Until we find a compelling reason why we MUST use 2.5, we should make
our code work with 2.4. There's still a lot of 2.4-only installations
out there, I assure you. This week Brian, Min and I need to validate
all of ipython 0.9 on one such set of beasts, for example. It's going
to be great...
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