Proposal to remove Python 2 support

Jan Kratochvil
Thu Sep 17 18:10:05 GMT 2020

On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:03:02 +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> But that kind of thing is inevitable when one relies on external
> libraries for some of our features.  For example, suppose that the
> source-highlight package learns to highlight sources better -- these
> improvements will only available to users if they upgrade their
> installed source-highlight library before building GDB.

That is different.

There will always be installed only one version of source-highlight package.

With Python there can be (and currently commonly is) installed both Python
2 & 3 and it is sometimes tricky to convince a package to use the other
version than the one it uses by default.


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