[LLVMdev] Minimum Python Version
pidgeot18 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 13:53:40 PST 2012
On 12/3/2012 3:09 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
> Yes, actually, I did -- it boils down to: it's old, and Python 3 is
Python 3.x is being made the default version of python on some systems,
so getting python 2.x/3.x concurrent compatibility will probably be
imminently needed. From experience, Python 2.4/Python 3.x concurrent
compatibility is just plain impossible.
Also, I will point out that arguing that since RHEL 5 still uses 2.4
means we should keep our default at 2.4 is mildly specious, since
running Clang on RHEL 5 has required, in my experience, several
environment augmentations, most notably because the libc headers there
won't compile in C99 mode, and I would be surprised if Clang is properly
built by the default version of gcc there.
> No current problems other than a speculative unicode issue are raised
I don't know any hard examples off the top of my head, but I do
definitely remember (while grepping through python docs earlier today)
being surprised that some of the functions I use on a consistent basis
turned out to have a minimum of python 2.6.
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