[LLVMdev] Minimum Python Version

Tobias Grosser tobias at grosser.es
Mon Dec 3 03:56:40 PST 2012

On 12/03/2012 08:18 AM, Marc J. Driftmeyer wrote:
> One of the most conservative distributions is Debian.
> The python_defaults package has moved to 2.7.3 in Sid and 2.7.3~rc2-1 in
> Wheezy (Debian 7.0 now on its 4th beta and soon to be release candidate
> status).
> I personally run Sid/Unstable in order to get general release builds of
> LLVM/Clang > 2.9, never mind 3.2.
> It seems reasonable to target 2.7.3 as the oldest python release.

The gcc compile farm currently only has python 2.4 and 2.5. I know 
Duncan is using it quiet extensively, especially all dragonegg buildbots 
run on it.

I very much agree we should ensure our python scripts are valid python 
2.7 and as close as possible to python 3.x. However, as Daniel pointed 
out, there are still users of older python versions around. We could 
probably require them to upgrade, but I would like to avoid this, if we
can support older python versions without too much trouble.


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