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Re: "Python2.6 as default"

On Saturday, April 09, 2011 01:33:01 PM Michael Gilbert wrote:
> Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > I noticed that this is still listed at
> > http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals.
> > 
> > Obviously that was a Squeeze goal.  The equivalent goal for Wheezy should
> > be python2.7 as default and python2.5 and python2.6 removed.
> Is it out of the question to target python3.x as the default? wheezy's
> release is still 2 years away, so there's a lot of time to fix potential
> complications.

We've treated python and python3 as separate runtime environments.  We also 
have a default python3 (just in the middle of transitioning to 3.2).  The only 
meaningful change that would make python3 the 'default python' is if we 
pointed /usr/bin/python at it.   It is definitely premature to do that.  If we 
ever contemplate such a change is will be several releases from now.

Scott K

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