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Bumping Python requirement to (at least) 2.2

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-10-18 03:41:56 CEST

We currently require Python only for the build-from-checkout and test
system, not for building from tarballs. We require 2.2 for Windows
and 2.0 for Unix.

Here is a timeline:
21-Dec-2001: Python 2.2 released.
23-Feb-2004: Subversion 1.0.0 released.
30-Nov-2004: Python 2.4 released.
17-Oct-2007: I am writing these words.

I think we should bump the Python requirement to at least 2.2, if not
2.4. This will let us use modern features like subprocess (which
comes with 2.4 and works with 2.2) in the test suite. There's a nice
table in http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0291/ which shows what
language features we would be able to use.


David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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