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Re: proposed python change: removing python 3.7

On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 08:34:48AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I don't really understand the concern about people with 37 and updating
> pkgsrc.  If someone wants to update pkgsrc on a machine to a newer
> branch (or current, but we're basically talking about people who are
> likely on branches), that means using provided binaries or building your
> own, but a consistent set.  People using 37 and updating need to have
> all their modules working with 37 still, and that's increasingly
> non-viable.  Really, the piont is that it's harder than moving whatever
> to 38 or 39, in almost all cases.

Basically personal experience from dealing with versioned python
stuff at work... lots of internal scripts, often with no dependencies
on the standard library, switching to a new major version of python
is a lot of tweaking for no gain, especially if the previous major
version is still getting reliability fixes.

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