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Re: python again (was: Bug#225999: ITP: debsync -- installed packages synchronization tool)

On Tue, 06 Jan 2004 01:44:17 +0200, Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.iki.fi>
>(Incidentally, a major reason to allow several versions of Python on the
>same system is specifically to make it easier to test your programs on
>several versions of the implementation to make backports *easier*, not
>more difficult.)

"Gut gemeint ist das Gegenteil von gut gemacht".

In practice, the idea of allowing several versions of Python combined
with the idea of having a "default version" is key component in the
Python Backporting Nightmare.

chroots do exist, and they offer much easier test beds.


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