[Piglit] Requiring Python 3.x for Piglit?

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Wed Apr 17 10:51:50 PDT 2013

Kenneth Graunke <kenneth at whitecape.org> writes:

> Does anyone object to porting to Python 3.x (and dropping 2.x support)?
> Some useful data points:
> - Debian stable has 3.1, testing/unstable have 3.2
> - Fedora 18 and Arch Linux have 3.3
> - Windows installers for 3.3 are available on python.org
> - Mac OS X support for 3.3 is also available on python.org
> - numpy and mako are both available for Python 3 now.  numpy is packaged 
> on Arch and Debian testing/unstable.  Not sure how much of a pain it is 
> to get on Windows/OSX.
> - intel-gpu-tools now requires Python 3.x to build.
> Jon Severinsson did a great job in making a hybrid solution that works 
> with both Python 2 and 3, but I'm a bit nervous about some of it.  For 
> example, unicode stuff has bitten us in the past, and supporting only 
> one major language version seems a lot easier to get right.  It'd also 
> be a lot cleaner to just transition to Python 3.x.

Python 3 has been around since dec 2008, doing anything extra to support
pre-python3 is an unreasonable burden in my opinion.
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