Author loewis
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Date 2011-08-18.18:34:19
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> You just said that "we" already had the same problem when Linux 2 was
> released. So hopefully "people want better backwards compatibility"
> would have learnt from that experience, and stopped hard-coding version
> numbers.

No, when Linux 2 was released (1996), Python didn't have the relevance
it has today. Most of the code referring to linux2 was probably written
after that date, and with the assumption that it may well be the final
major version Linux will ever get.

> Really, it's not difficult to understand that code testing for "linux2"
> will stop working when "linux3" gets released.

This doesn't matter. People will still complain. And, as there is an
obvious work-around, why not make people's lives easier?
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