[Zope-dev] dropping Python 2.4 support in the Zope Toolkit?
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Wed May 6 20:45:31 EDT 2009
Tres Seaver wrote:
> The "burden of proof" *is* the work you just signed up the "preserve
> 2.4" group for: monitoring the packages they care about for things
> which break under 2.4, and proposing 2.4-compatible fixes.
Sure. That's different to saying officially that ZTK does not support
Python 2.4, though, which is where we were going before.
> Note as well that the mere presence of certain kinds of BBB code is a
> burden on the core maintainers. Conditional imports, for instance,
> create untestable code paths, as do other kinds of "capability" checks.
> Removing that kind of cruft increases the quality of the codebase, at
> the expense of backward compatibility.
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