Proposal to remove Python 2 support

Tom Tromey tom@tromey.com
Thu Sep 17 17:03:37 GMT 2020


Andrew> I think once distros start to drop Python 2 then there's a really good
Andrew> argument that GDB should drop Python 2 also, but before then we need
Andrew> to go in with our eyes open, if the distros still ship Python 2 then
Andrew> users might be annoyed if they have to rewrite their scripts.

At least Ubuntu and Fedora ship a gdb that is linked against Python 3.
I didn't check the dates, but Joel said Ubuntu has done this since 18.04
(2.5 years ago).

Tom


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