[Scons-users] [Scons-dev] Would requiring Python 2.7.4 or above be a problem for future release?

Russel Winder russel at winder.org.uk
Wed Nov 25 16:06:53 EST 2015

On Wed, 2015-11-25 at 11:36 +0300, anatoly techtonik wrote:
> My opinion that Python 3 is a trap. Before going this way and
> breaking
> stuff, just
> try to port anything to this language to see for yourself. Mercurial
> is still Python 2
> and many other tools.

Python 3 is the future not a trap. Mercurial made a design decision
that they are choosing not to change and are sticking with Python 2 to
avoid what is claimed to be vast amounts of work. Mercurial is a Python
outlier, not a mainstream application.

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