How to discontinue ports completely (py26 deprecation) ...
fw at fwright.net
Thu Aug 11 12:40:09 PDT 2016
On Wed, 10 Aug 2016, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2016, at 5:21 PM, Fred Wright <fw at fwright.net> wrote:
> > I don't consider Python 2.6 to be "cruft". Developers need many
> > versions of Python installed for testing, and that includes any
> > packages that are also needed. It's annoying to have to create local
> > versions of portfiles solely to add versions that are missing for no
> > substantive reason.
> The substantive reason is that every additional version of CPython we
> support is a maintenance burden, especially one that saw its last
> feature release 6 years ago and its last bugfix release nearly 3 years
Well, leaving something alone that's working just fine is hardly much of a
BTW, there's some erroneous information that making code compatible with
both Python 2 and Python 3 requires 2.7. I have yet to encounter any
issues with "polyglot" code per se on Python 2.6. Anything earlier is
definitely problematic, however.
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