[LLVMdev] Minimum Python Version

Sean Silva silvas at purdue.edu
Mon Dec 3 15:28:54 PST 2012

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 6:56 AM, Tobias Grosser <tobias at grosser.es> wrote:
> 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.

Duncan, sorry for roping you into this thread, but it seems that your
bots are basically the only concrete need that has been voiced for
supporting End-of-life'd (2.4, 2.5) Python versions. Do you have any
plans for bringing those bots up to 2.6 or 2.7? If it wouldn't take
you a long time, I think it would be beneficial to update so that our
Python code can be made Python2+Python3 compatible; Arch Linux and I
believe Ubuntu 12.10 ship with Python3 as /usr/bin/python by default,
so being able to coexist with both is important.

-- Sean Silva

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