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Re: [opensuse-factory] Switching default python to Python 3
Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar wrote:
I'd like to point to https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0394/ again...

"""The main barrier to a distribution switching the python command from
python2 to python3 isn't breakage within the distribution, but instead
breakage of private third party scripts developed by sysadmins and
other users. Updating the python command to invoke python3 by default
indicates that a distribution is willing to break such scripts with
errors that are potentially quite confusing for users that aren't yet
familiar with the backwards incompatible changes in Python 3."""

is openSUSE *REALLY* the distro that is willing to break user scripts?

I'd vote against this breakage. Especially because it does not fix a real
problem. And
surely nobody is willing to maintain thousands of shee-bang patches.

Ciao, Michael.

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