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Re: lilyglyphs: Python 2 deprecation

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: lilyglyphs: Python 2 deprecation
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:50:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

>>> This package is written by Urs Liska <address@hidden>, who is
>>> quite busy these days.  In case you have experience with Python 2
>>> to 3 conversion, please help produce a new version!
>> Should it still be backwards compatible with Python 2.7 if possible or
>> is it ok to drop Python2 backwards compatibility completely? Option
>> one is possible, option two gives cleaner code, and is easier to
>> maintain in future.
> I favour option one.  Inspite of the announced `death' of Python 2 I'm
> quite sure that this version series will stay for many years.

With regard to GUB, 2.7 compatibility makes for a much nicer transition
period.  But GUB is not likely involved in uses of that package which
seems to be mainly used in a TeXlive context.  I haven't checked, but I
think that TeXlive is pretty much prepared to use Python3.

David Kastrup

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