Re: Please do not drop Python 2 modules
- Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:50:47 +0000
- From: olivier sallou <olivier.sallou@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Please do not drop Python 2 modules
Le sam. 21 avr. 2018 20:04, Chris Lamb <lamby@xxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
Adrian Bunk wrote:
> The tip of the iceberg are some recent cases where Python 2 modules
> were dropped that still had reverse dependencies in unstable
I suspect developers may be reading too much into Lintian output,
reading them as "Please remove your Python 2.x module".
The motivating behind these tags were to prevent new Python 2.x
packages being added to the archive (due to habit if anything
else!) unless they were needed or requested, of course.
Indeed, python 2 modules are not forbidden, but NEW packages are *expected* to provide python 3 plus optionally python 2 support, not python 2 only. But good reasons would allow package to be accepted anyway.
I think that warning is really to hint users to go to python 3 which should be default now....
Suggestions for rewording gratefully received.
: :' : Chris Lamb
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