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Re: [HEADS UP] Removing python24 and python25

On Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 10:40:50AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger <> 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.

Because most of them require features in *newer* versions. We have the
same overhead with Perl, except that the pruning is done more


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