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Re: PL/Python warnings in CVS HEAD

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PL/Python warnings in CVS HEAD
Date: 2007-04-02 23:00:36
Message-ID: 200704022300.l32N0ak15450@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Where are we on Python 2.5?

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Tom Lane wrote:
> Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com> writes:
> >> No, it just looks like a Python API 2.5 change to me
> 
> > Attached is a patch that fixes the warnings. Unfortunately, it seems
> > this patch won't compile against Python 2.4: the 2.5 API requires the
> > use of some typedef's that AFAICS were only introduced in 2.5.
> 
> > Since we presumably still want to support Python < 2.5, we can either
> > not apply this patch and tolerate the warnings, or else we can
> > workaround the incompatibility with some preprecessor hackery (e.g.
> > supply the missing typedef's ourselves if Python doesn't provide them).
> 
> Sounds like #ifdef time to me --- but it seems a bit strange; wouldn't
> the Python guys have taken a bit more care for compatibility of
> user-supplied code?  We're hardly the only people who want to support
> multiple Python versions.  Perhaps they provide a compatibility hack
> that you didn't spot?
> 
> 			regards, tom lane
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