Source code for camcops_server.cc_modules.cc_pythonversion

#!/usr/bin/env python



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**Single place to determine the Python version required.**

Python v3.6 was required as of CamCOPS v2.3.1, 2019. That enables:

- f-strings (v3.6)

Python v3.7 was required as of CamCOPS v2.4.12, 2021. That enables:

- dataclasses (v3.7)

Python 3.8 was required as of CamCOPS v2.4.15, 2022. That enables:

- assignment expressions, the "walrus" operator, ``:=`` (v3.8)
- positional-only parameters, ``/`` (v3.8)
- f-string ``=`` syntax to debug a variable (v3.8)

Not yet available:

- new dictionary merge/update syntax (v3.9)
- string prefix/suffix removal functions (v3.9)
- use of generics like ``list`` (not just ``List``) for type hinting (v3.9)

- ``match/case`` statement, like C++'s ``switch`` (v3.10)
- ``|`` as well as ``Union`` for type hints (v3.10)
- explicit ``typing.TypeAlias`` annotation (v3.10)

Note that one can set the environment variable ``PYTHONDEVMODE=1`` to enable
extra checks, such as whether there are deprecation warnings with newer Python

Note that Python versions are referred to in:

- this file
- ``.github/workflows/*``
- ``server/``
- ``server/docker/dockerfiles/camcops.Dockerfile``
- ``server/tools/``

and separately (not necessarily within a CamCOPS virtual environment) in

- ``server/tools/``
- ``tablet_qt/tools/``


import sys


[docs]def assert_minimum_python_version(): """ Asserts that this version of Python meets our minimum requirements. This function should be used except in installation environments where CamCOPS modules are unavailable. Raises: AssertionError Note that this module/function should use only Python 2 syntax! """ if sys.version_info < MINIMUM_PYTHON_VERSION: required = ".".join(str(x) for x in MINIMUM_PYTHON_VERSION) actual = ".".join(str(x) for x in sys.version_info) raise AssertionError( "Need Python %s or higher; this is %s" % (required, actual) )
if __name__ == "__main__": assert_minimum_python_version()