[Twisted-Python] Python 2.2 Support

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Sat Nov 5 15:26:26 EST 2005

On Sat, 5 Nov 2005 12:00:32 -0800, Avleen Vig <lists-twistedmatrix at silverwraith.com> wrote:
>On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 02:05:54PM -0500, Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:
>> >I consider this issue resolved, given the lack of response for people
>> >wanting 2.2 support. The buildslave for 2.2 should be taken down and
>> >Twisted trunk should be considered fair for 2.3-only features.
>> Lack of interest in a change doesn't dictate that the change be made.
>> I didn't hear anyone come out against the change _or_ for it.
>> If it will help, I'll throw in against dropping 2.2 support.  Neither
>> 2.3 nor 2.4 introduce any compelling new features.
>The obvious question is what will we lose if we drop 2.2 support and
>what will we gain?
>My understanding is that datetime for python < 2.3 isn't perfect, and I
>use datetime extensively.
>2.3 lets you specify the a stride when you slice, universal readlines
>mode when opening files is nice, you can pop() dicts.. in fact just read
>I thinkit would be nice to start using some of the features 2.3 and
>newer support.

Can you suggest some specific areas of Twisted these features would allow us to improve upon?


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