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Re: [RFC] Make Python 2.5 minimum version for dev tools (including test suite)

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:48:50 +0200

Hyrum K Wright wrote on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 16:27:39 -0600:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de> wrote:
> > Hyrum K Wright wrote on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 16:04:06 -0600:
> >> I find myself wanting to use the 'with' statement in the test suite,
> >> which was introduced in Python 2.5  Python 2.5 was released 5.5 years
> >> ago, and while I'm sure somebody on some archaic platform somewhere
> >> doesn't have it installed, I think we can reasonably assume that
> >> Python 2.5 is generally available.  For reference, we currently
> >> require and SQLite that is only 2.5-years-old.
> >>
> >
> > We require SQLite 3.6.18 because it contains a bug fix we need, not
> > because we think it's "old enough".
> >
> > http://www.sqlite.org/releaselog/3_6_18.html
>
> Certainly. The primary point was that if somebody wants to build
> Subversion (and ostensibly test it) their distro has to have software
> from at least 2009, so it doesn't make much sense that our Python

get-deps.sh pulls sqlite-3.7.8-amalgamation into our build.

> dependency is still rooted in 2006.
>

As I said on IRC, I do not object to requiring a recent Python. I am
unsure that I agree with your reasoning but I won't pursue it.

> -Hyrum
>
> >> (And for the historically minded among us, let's please don't repeat
> >> the same bikeshed we had when we bumped to Python 2.4 3 years ago:
> >> http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2009-01/0266.shtml)
> >>
> >> I would like to recommend we bump our minimum required version for the
> >> test suite and development tools to Python 2.5.
> >>
> >> Thoughts?
> >>
> >> -Hyrum
> >>
> >>
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