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

Joseph Smith yasumoto7 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 11:29:21 PDT 2015

dstufft: naive question- but would you upgrade the version of mock you use? (especially considering python2.6 is (supposedly?) EOL <https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2013-September/128287.html>)

FWIW getting these improvements into the standalone mock package would be awesome- thanks for picking it up Robert!

> On Jul 8, 2015, at 4:30 AM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> 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.
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