[Python-Dev] New workflow change: Welcome to blurb
solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Jun 24 12:10:36 EDT 2017
On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:57:24 -0700
Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> wrote:
> On 06/24/2017 01:53 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> > Would you like to make it 3.5-compatible? 3.6 is quite young and not
> > all systems have it (e.g. Ubuntu 16.04, which many people use, has 3.5).
> Well, tbh I think that's a bit silly. First of all, it shouldn't be
> installed in your system-wide python3 interpreter.
Well, you can always create a venv using the system python3.
Nowadays, to be honest, I use conda and Anaconda a lot, so I can
very quickly create a local Python 3.6 environment on my work machine,
even if my OS doesn't provide a Python 3.6. I'm just not sure everyone
has the same habits as me, though I'm all for more core developers
adopting conda :-)
> Second, I assumed
> core devs were compiling their own Python interpreters locally in their
> account--in no small part so they can install any packages they want.
I used to do that, but in the end it feels too confusing and
cumbersome. So I don't install self-compiled Pythons anymore.
Of course, since you are doing the work, it's ok for me if you don't
want to make blurb Python 3.5-compatible. I'm just pointing out that
it would ideally be better if it were :-)
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