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Re: [Debian Wiki] Update of "Python/FAQ" by StefanoRivera

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry@python.org> wrote:
> On Jun 28, 2011, at 05:32 PM, anatoly techtonik wrote:
>>It wouldn't hurt to list the reasons why python-central,
>>python-support and dh_python failed to know if dh_python2 will fail
>>too. =)
> I would not say the earlier helpers failed.  Given the number of packages that
> use(d) them, they were clearly successful!  Things were learned though, and
> newer technology came along that addressed some of the less desirable design
> aspects of the earlier helpers.
> My prediction is that the "less desirable design aspect" that will obsolete
> dh_python2 is going to be the fact that it only supports an ancient and rarely
> used version of Python <wink>.

My geeky nature is eager to learn about these "less desirable design
aspects" to see if they were really addressed, and what is the
consensus of dh_python2, because practice shows that it is unlikely to
be better than its three predecessors without some sacrifice. It will
be even more interesting to see overview and a comparison for the new
solution if it doesn't sacrifice anything at all. ,)
anatoly t.

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