Recent version breaks compatibility with Python 2.4

Issue #114 resolved
Rachel Willmer created an issue

Somewhere between whoosh 1.5.6 and 1.7.5, a change was introduced which makes it not possible to use Whoosh with Python 2.4.

If this is a design choice, please mention it in the documentation as a restriction.

Comments (2)

  1. Matt Chaput repo owner

    Whoosh has never been compatible with Py2.4 -- it generally uses a lot of stuff like defaultdict that was introduced in 2.5 -- but maybe the change was that I started to import with_statement from future so the syntax couldn't be parsed by 2.4 anymore.

    Anyway, you're right, I'll try to add the Python version compatibility information where it makes sense... I should have done that all along.

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