[TIP] Does anyone *need* mock update from cPython in Python 2.6?

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Jul 8 04:30:34 PDT 2015

On July 8, 2015 at 4:00:48 AM, Robert Collins (robertc at robertcollins.net) wrote:
> I'm backporting the changes in cPython to mock to the mock standalone
> package. There's various cleanups, some of which would break compat
> for 2.6. I've already thrown < 2.6 under the bus, but 2.6 is sitting
> in a grey area.... its doable but its still got quite some ugly (in
> particular 'nested' which only exists on 2.6 these days).
> If noone jumps in with:
> "I use mock, on 2.6, and I'm willing to do the work in a timely manner
> to backport any future changes from cPython that are problematic on
> 2.6"
> then its going under the bus:) I'll do the initial backport, but I'm
> looking for a time commitment from someone(s) to deal with future
> ports on an as-needed basis. By which I mean, when I go to port, and
> its gnarly, I want to be able to drop someone an email and have
> turnaround time of oh, say, a week.

pip uses mock and still cares about 2.6.

Donald Stufft 
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