Is it worth back porting PEP 3147 to Python < 3.2?
ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Apr 22 18:47:00 BST 2010
"Barry Warsaw" <barry at canonical.com> wrote:
>On Apr 20, 2010, at 04:57 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>>I think it is difficult to know for sure what the future will hold. If the
>>backport is not technically complex, I think a backport with the default to
>>off would be a nice tool in the box is things go differently than we plan.
>>Other than the effort involved, I don't see a downside, but I have no idea
>>how hard this would be to do.
>It may not be worth porting the entire patch, but I think the core interesting
>bits won't be too difficult. The one tricky extra thing to implement is
>switching it on only when -Xenablecachedir is given. In Python 3.2, it's
>We'll see how things go. If Ubuntu 10.10 is going to include multiple
>versions of Python 2.x, then I think it makes sense. With one 2.x and one 3.x
>it's not quiet as clear.
Based on my experience with the Python 2.5 and 2.6 transitions, I'd really prefer to have Ubuntu follow Debian rather than lead.
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