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Re: /usr/bin/python2 again

On 2011-04-13, Piotr Ożarowski <piotr@debian.org> wrote:
> [Barry Warsaw, 2011-04-13]
>> On Apr 13, 2011, at 10:00 AM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
>> >I think it makes more sense to have a release or two where users can
>> >fall back on python2.  Well there needs to be at least one
>> >where /usr/bin/python becomes python3 alerting users to the change and
>> >giving them the python2 fallback, just so they have time to be prepared
>> >for the permanent change.
>> I do agree that we could add the python2 symlink now so that folks who want to
>> prepare can start changing their #! lines to use /usr/bin/python2.
> what's the point? /usr/bin/python2 will not work either when we'll drop
> support for Python 2.X. How about providing python3-foo packages as
> soon as possible (to make it easier to migrate) instead of wasting time
> on /usr/bin/python2 mess?

Given that other distributions will also pick up python2 due to PEP-0394 it
doesn't feel like wasted time if we want to foster cross-distro compatibility.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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