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Changelog for six
This file lists the changes in each six version.
Development version
- Issue #105 and pull request #58: Ensure `six.wraps` respects the *updated* and
*assigned* arguments.
- Issue #102: Add `raise_from` to abstract out Python 3's raise from syntax.
- Issue #97: Optimize `six.iterbytes` on Python 2.
- Issue #98: Fix `six.moves` race condition in multi-threaded code.
- Pull request #51: Add `six.view(keys|values|itmes)`, which provide dictionary
views on Python 2.7+.
- Issue #90: Add `six.moves.shlex_quote`.
- Issue #59: Add `six.moves.intern`.
- Add `six.urllib.parse.uses_(fragment|netloc|params|query|relative)`.
- Issue #88: Fix add_metaclass when the class has `__slots__` containing
`__weakref__` or `__dict__`.
- Issue #89: Make six use absolute imports.
- Issue #85: Always accept *updated* and *assigned* arguments for `wraps()`.
- Issue #86: In `reraise()`, instantiate the exception if the second argument is
- Pull request #45: Add `six.moves.email_mime_nonmultipart`.
- Issue #81: Add `six.urllib.request.splittag` mapping.
- Issue #80: Add `six.urllib.request.splituser` mapping.
- Issue #77: Fix import six on Python 3.4 with a custom loader.
- Issue #74: `six.moves.xmlrpc_server` should map to `SimpleXMLRPCServer` on Python
2 as documented not `xmlrpclib`.
- Issue #72: Fix installing on Python 2.
- Issue #71: Make the six.moves meta path importer handle reloading of the six
module gracefully.
- Pull request #30: Implement six.moves with a PEP 302 meta path hook.
- Pull request #32: Add six.wraps, which is like functools.wraps but always sets
the __wrapped__ attribute.
- Pull request #35: Improve add_metaclass, so that it doesn't end up inserting
another class into the hierarchy.
- Pull request #34: Add import mappings for dummy_thread.
- Pull request #33: Add import mappings for UserDict and UserList.
- Pull request #31: Select the implementations of dictionary iterator routines
at import time for a 20% speed boost.
- Raise an AttributeError for six.moves.X when X is a module not available in
the current interpreter.
- Raise an AttributeError for every attribute of unimportable modules.
- Issue #56: Make the fake modules six.moves puts into sys.modules appear not to
have a __path__ unless they are loaded.
- Pull request #28: Add support for SplitResult.
- Issue #55: Add move mapping for xmlrpc.server.
- Pull request #29: Add move for urllib.parse.splitquery.
- Issue #53: Make the fake modules six.moves puts into sys.modules appear not to
have a __name__ unless they are loaded.
- Issue #51: Hack around the Django autoreloader after recent six.moves changes.
- Removed support for Python 2.4. This is because py.test no longer supports
- Fix various import problems including issues #19 and #41. six.moves modules
are now lazy wrappers over the underlying modules instead of the actual
modules themselves.
- Issue #49: Add six.moves mapping for tkinter.ttk.
- Pull request #24: Add __dir__ special method to six.moves modules.
- Issue #47: Fix add_metaclass on classes with a string for the __slots__
- Issue #44: Fix interpretation of backslashes on Python 2 in the u() function.
- Pull request #21: Add import mapping for urllib's proxy_bypass function.
- Issue #43: Add import mapping for the Python 2 xmlrpclib module.
- Issue #39: Add import mapping for the Python 2 thread module.
- Issue #40: Add import mapping for the Python 2 gdbm module.
- Issue #35: On Python versions less than 2.7, print_ now encodes unicode
strings when outputing to standard streams. (Python 2.7 handles this
- Issue #32: urllib module wrappings don't work when six is not a toplevel file.
- Issue #31: Add six.moves mapping for UserString.
- Pull request #12: Add six.add_metaclass, a decorator for adding a metaclass to
a class.
- Add six.moves.zip_longest and six.moves.filterfalse, which correspond
respectively to itertools.izip_longest and itertools.ifilterfalse on Python 2
and itertools.zip_longest and itertools.filterfalse on Python 3.
- Issue #25: Add the unichr function, which returns a string for a Unicode
- Issue #26: Add byte2int function, which complements int2byte.
- Add a PY2 constant with obvious semantics.
- Add helpers for indexing and iterating over bytes: iterbytes and indexbytes.
- Add create_bound_method() wrapper.
- Issue #23: Allow multiple base classes to be passed to with_metaclass.
- Issue #24: Add six.moves.range alias. This exactly the same as the current
xrange alias.
- Pull request #5: Create six.moves.urllib, which contains abstractions for a
bunch of things which are in urllib in Python 3 and spread out across urllib,
urllib2, and urlparse in Python 2.
- Issue #21: Add methods to access the closure and globals of a function.
- In six.iter(items/keys/values/lists), passed keyword arguments through to the
underlying method.
- Add six.iterlists().
- Issue #20: Fix tests if tkinter is not available.
- Issue #17: Define callable to be builtin callable when it is available again
in Python 3.2+.
- Issue #16: Rename Python 2 exec_'s arguments, so casually calling exec_ with
keyword arguments will raise.
- Issue #14: Put the six.moves package in sys.modules based on the name six is
imported under.
- Fix Jython detection.
- Pull request #4: Add email_mime_multipart, email_mime_text, and
email_mime_base to six.moves.
- Issue #13: Make iterkeys/itervalues/iteritems return iterators on Python 3
instead of iterables.
- Issue #11: Fix maxsize support on Jython.
- Add as an alias for six.advance_iterator().
- Use the builtin next() function for advance_iterator() where is available
(2.6+), not just Python 3.
- Add the Iterator class for writing portable iterators.
- Add the int2byte function.
- Add compatibility mappings for iterators over the keys, values, and items of a
- Fix six.MAXSIZE on platforms where sizeof(long) != sizeof(Py_ssize_t).
- Issue #3: Add six.moves mappings for filter, map, and zip.
- Issue #2: u() on Python 2.x now resolves unicode escapes.
- Expose an API for adding mappings to six.moves.
1.0 beta 1
- Reworked six into one .py file. This breaks imports. Please tell me if you
are interested in an import compatibility layer.