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Re: Python is now GPL-compatible again!



On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 08:35:08AM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> > Also, we should consider when we will move python2-* to python-*;
> 
> AFAICR, python 1.5 -> 2.0 is a pretty simple conversion in most cases.
> The biggest thing I remember is some implicit tupling you could do in 1.5
> that 2.0 refuses to tollerate.  Most python written in recent history has
> been written with 2.0 in mind regardless of the GPL issues since people
> who use python had figured the new stuff would get into a GPL compatible
> python one way or another.  I suspect therefore that the number of things
> which break under 2.0 should be small.

That's good to hear. I don't use Python much myself, so I wouldn't know. The
only reason I mentioned this is because I was the first to do so.

> 
> I would recommend finding out what doesn't work with 2.0 first and then
> trying to figure out what does or doesn't need fixing.  If there isn't
> much, file bugs, set a deadline, and just switch.  Of course if there is a
> lot, the forced march approach obviously won't work.  I don't expect many
> problems though and if I'm right the deadline's probably the best way - if
> there's one thing consistant around here, it's procrastination.  =)

I like this idea and second it, assuming you're right about the first
paragraph above.

- Jimmy Kaplowitz
jimmy@debian.org

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