Proposal to remove Python 2 support

Pedro Alves
Fri Sep 18 15:59:18 GMT 2020

On 9/15/20 9:46 PM, Tom Tromey wrote:
> Hi.  Python 2 officially reached its sunset date this year:
> I think gdb should follow suit starting in gdb 11 -- that is, my
> proposal is to keep Python 2 support for the upcoming gdb 10 release,
> but remove said support from git master.
> In the short term this would amount to some relatively minor code
> cleanups.
> In the longer term, my preferred approach to handling inferior control
> from Python is to base it on async/await, which IIUC is only available
> in Python 3.  So, this would be an enabling step.

Dropping Python 2 support is going to be an issue for us, given we will
still have a couple years more of DTS releases for RHEL 7, which is
Python 2.7 based.

If possible, we would prefer if Python 2 support was kept around a
while longer.

Pedro Alves

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