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    SubjectCML2 with python1
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    On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 03:29:54AM -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
    > Cameron Simpson <cs@zip.com.au>:
    > > ESR, is it practical to have CML2 transcribe a CML1 config file?
    >
    > No, alas.

    But it _is_ entirely practical to run CML2 with a bog-standard python
    1.5 interpreter. I just did a search/replace for the python2-ism's like

    <x> += <y> => <x> = <x> + <y>, and
    <string>.<op>(<arg>) => string.<op>(<string>, <arg>)

    Worked around some missing functionality in the older shlex and curses
    modules and I can now use oldconfig, menuconfig, xconfig, and cmladvent
    with CML2 and a python1 interpreter. It also still works fine with
    python2 as well.

    http://ravel.coda.cs.cmu.edu/cml2-1.9.4-python1.patch (36K)

    36K might sound like a lot, but given the fact that the CML python
    sources totals about 280KB, it is a pretty small diff, and the whole
    "but python2 isn't standard in distributions and the license is bad"
    argument can be dropped and we can get on with life.

    Jan

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