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Re: [opensuse-factory] Switching default python to Python 3
On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:28:38PM -0400, Robert Schweikert wrote:
On 06/28/2017 12:05 PM, Michael Schroeder wrote:
On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:55:30AM -0400, Robert Schweikert wrote:
Python 2 is not going to be around forever and for better or worse in
some way or another the interests of openSUSE TW and openSUSE Leap are
tied to SLE. SLE has a 10 year life cycle and having Python 2 as the
default python interpreter in 2028 is not realistic.

I don't see what the SLE life cycle has to do with this.

Well, in 2 years 9 months and 14 days [1] Python 2 will no longer be
maintained upstream.

Well, in 4 years 6 months Python 3.6 will also no longer be maintained
upstream. (PEP 494)

This would imply that if SLE sticks with Python 2
as the default interpreter SUSE would be maintaining, on their own,
Python 2 for roughly 9 years. I'd say that is unrealistic and thus it is
a pretty good bet that SLE 15 will have Python 3 as the default
interpreter.

So it is not decided what SLE 15 will do?

Cheers,
Michael.

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