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Re: Two problems w/ subversion

From: kapil thangavelu <kthangavelu_at_earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-07-10 19:00:37 CEST

On Tuesday 10 July 2001 15:14, Karl Fogel wrote:
>>Thanks for the summary, Trent.
>>Some history here:
>>Subversion does require Python 2.0 for a reason: there's some code in
>>the test suite that uses a feature that wasn't available in 1.5.2. I
>>frankly don't remember exactly what the issue was, I just remember
>>that Mike Sussman or Ben discovered that something didn't work with
>>pre-2.0 Pythons, did a little research, and found out that we'd made
>>use of a feature new in 2.0. In other words, 2.0 turned out to be
>>backward-compatible but not forward-compatible with 1.5.2... as is
>>usually the case with languages, I suppose.

one more thing that python 2 adds is list comprehensions and some other
syntatic sugar for function calling, which apparently is the problem in the
test suites. it only affects one file actions.py and it looks easy enough to


i'm attaching the diff of the changes to make it work with python 1.5.2
diff actions.py oldactions.py > actions.diff



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