[Cython] [cython-users] Should Cython 3.0 still have Python 2.x support?

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sat Feb 16 12:20:37 EST 2019

Robert Bradshaw schrieb am 11.02.19 um 16:54:
> On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 12:45 PM Stefan Behnel wrote:
>> Robert Bradshaw schrieb am 06.02.19 um 10:37:
>>> Realistically, I think that if we don't support 2.7 in the 3.0
>>> release, we're signing up for maintaining a long-lived 2.9 branch,
>>> which I'd like to avoid.
>> Although the same would probably apply to Cy3.0 if we cut Py2.7 support in
>> Cy3.1. Some Linux enterprise distributions will support Py2.7 for another
>> 6-10 years or so. It doesn't feel like switching now or in a couple of
>> months makes a big difference on that front.
> I think the changes in Cy2.9 and Cy3.0 are bigger than those between
> Cy3.0 and Cy3.1, and in particular there are user-facing changes (e.g.
> the language level default) that make it harder for users of Cython to
> support both from a single codebase (though for that one I suppose one
> could manually set a directive).

Ok, lets's keep Py2 support for Cy3.0. Why have one reason to celebrate
when you can have two?


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