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Mercurial dropping Python2.3 support

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:36 by mpm in Uncategorized (link)

I’ve just announced that Mercurial will be dropping support for Python2.3 with our 1.3 release in July. I’ve been rather reluctant to do this on the general principle that applications (and programming languages in particular!) should be stable enough to be usable over, say, 5 years. But it’s now gotten to the point where Py2.3 hasn’t been available in Debian for two whole releases (in other words, forever), so I can’t actually test against it without building my own copy of Python.

On the upside, this means we’ll get to start using a small handful of nice features added in Python 2.4. Namely decorators, sorted(), and generator expressions.

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