Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> writes: > On Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 10:08:30AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote: >> python, on the other hand, can be installed in parallel. This >> is necessary because python upstream has poor inter-version >> compatibility, and you can't just take code that works on 2.5 and run it >> on 2.6. > > Can you please stop with this FUD? There are actually very few things > that broke between 2.4 and 2.5, 2.5 and 2.6 and 2.6 and 2.7 and most of > them already had a deprecation warning in the older version. The primary > reason why e.g. Zope can't be used with 2.5+ is the removal of the > sandbox feature since it never really worked. If it's FUD, why do we have all this PYTHON_VERSIONS_ACCEPTED all over our packages, instead of it being very odd to need that? I'm mostly reacting to what I see in pkgsrc, which as I see it is a lot of machinery to control which versions work with which packages. Compare perl5, where we have one version, and I've seen very little complaints about packages not working as we move from 5.10 to 5.12 to 5.14.
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