Testsuite and Python 3

Elliot Cameron eacameron at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 20:06:22 UTC 2016

The Python community is heavily pushing to get Python 2 out of normal use,
so the only reason I can imagine of trying to maintain Python 2
compatibility is if people have written scripts atop GHC's test suites. I
sort of doubt that's common.

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Note that yesterday I flipped the switch in the build system to use the
> Python 3 interpreter by default when invoking the testsuite driver. The
> motivation for this is the fact that Python 2.7 is quite buggy on
> Windows, which resulted in spurious testsuite failures (see #12554).
> The question remains, however, of how much we care to preserve
> compatibility with Python 2. From what little I've seen so far I think
> it would be easier for everyone involved if we just let Python 2 pass
> into the sunset. Afterall, Python 3 is no less available than 2 at this
> point. Thoughts?
> Cheers,
> - Ben
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