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Re: Definite menu code rewrite

On Jul 21, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 04:40:01PM -0500, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> > Python (2.1) is standard as of woody.  Python 2.2 or 2.3 will be
> > standard for woody+1, since that's what reportbug 2 needs anyway (I'll
> > probably be writing against 2.2).
> New interpreter versions require you to rewrite your code?
> I thought only Tcl was that bad.

No, but using the newer Python 2.2/2.3 features makes reportbug
cleaner and easier to maintain.  For example, in 2.2 to test whether a
key is in a dictionary (hash):

if 'key' in dict:

whereas for 2.1 and below:

if dict.has_key('key'):

To cat a file in 2.2 (using the iterator for file objects):

for line in open('filename'):
  print line,

whereas for 2.1 and below:

for line in open('filename').readlines():
  print line,

Etc, etc, ad nauseum.

Chris Lawrence <cnlawren@olemiss.edu> - http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/

Instructor and Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, Univ. of Mississippi
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