[Python-Dev] Failing tests (on a Linux distro)
tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Jul 2 10:14:23 EDT 2018
On 7/2/2018 3:38 AM, Petr Viktorin wrote:
> And while I'm responding here, a bit of reflection and a heads-up:
> What Fedora as a distro should do better next time is re-build the
> entire ecosystem with a new Python version. For 3.7 we started doing
> that too late, and there are way too many projects that weren't prepared
> for `async` as keyword and PEP 479 (StopIteration handling).
With the 'next version' now being branched off of master at beta 1
rather than at the first release candidate, 'next time' starts about 4
months sooner than it used to. Doing full builds for 3.8 can start any
time. It has already had about 5 months of exclusive patches.
This suggests that known changes from pending to deprecation to
exception should be done soon after the version branching. I don't know
if there are any such still needed for 3.8.
Terry Jan Reedy
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