[TIP] Anyone still using Python 2.5?

Tom Davis tom at recursivedream.com
Wed Dec 21 05:38:21 PST 2011

On Dec 21, 2011, at 2:15 AM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi All,
> What's the general consensus on supporting Python 2.5 nowadays?
> Do people still have to use this in commercial environments or is everyone on 2.6+ nowadays?

For those of us living the nightmare of AppEngine *and* working on an app old enough to not be using the newer Datastore, we're stuck on 2.5 until we can justify a data migration. Frankly I don't know how many such apps exist these days that are still actively developed, though.

> I'm finally getting some continuous integration set up for my packages and it's highlighting some 2.5 compatibility issues. I'm wondering whether to fix those (lots of ugly "from __future__ import with_statement" everywhere) or just to drop Python 2.5 support.
> What do people feel?
> cheers,
> Chris
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