[LLVMdev] Minimum Python Version

Dimitry Andric dimitry at andric.com
Sat Dec 1 14:08:18 PST 2012

On 2012-12-01 21:57, Gregory Szorc wrote:
> I'd like to continue the discussion about minimum Python versions from the "Use multiprocessing instead of threading" thread in its own thread because I feel it warrants additional discussion.
> For these reasons, I urge LLVM to drop support for Python older than 2.6. I would encourage requiring 2.7 (preferably the latest available release - 2.7.3 at this time) at the earliest convenience, but I'm not explicitly asking for it. While continued support for older Pythons is a noble goal and may continue to support people clinging to ancient Python releases, this will only make the path forward more difficult, as it puts an additional burden on those maintaining Python in the tree.

That is all well and good, but please be reminded there are zillions of Red Hat (or CentOS) users out there, stuck with either Python 2.5 or 2.6, who cannot easily upgrade without busting their whole system...

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