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Re: Planning to port cqlsh to Python 3 (CASSANDRA-10190)


Supporting both as a next step is logical, removing support for 2 in the
next year or two seems reasonable enough. Gotta rip the band aid off at
some point.

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 2:34 AM Michael Burman <miburman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Deprecating in this context does not mean removing it or it being
> replaced by 3 (RHEL 7.x will remain with Python 2.x as default). It
> refers to future versions (>7), but there are none at this point. It
> appears Ubuntu has deviated from Debian in this sense, but Debian has
> not changed yet (likely Debian 10 will, but that's not out yet and has
> no announced release date).
>
> Thus, 2.x still remains the most used version for servers. And servers
> deployed at this point of time will use these versions for years.
>
>    - Micke
>
>
> On 06/01/2018 10:52 AM, Murukesh Mohanan wrote:
> > On 2018/06/01 07:40:04, Michael Burman <miburman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> IIRC, there's no major distribution yet that defaults to Python 3 (I
> >> think Ubuntu & Debian are still defaulting to Python 2 also). This will
> >> happen eventually (maybe), but not yet. Discarding Python 2 support
> >> would mean more base-OS work for most people wanting to run Cassandra
> >> and that's not a positive thing.
> >>
> > Ubuntu since 16.04 defaults to Python 3:
> >
> >> Python2 is not installed anymore by default on the server, cloud and
> the touch images, long live Python3! Python3 itself has been upgraded to
> the 3.5 series. -
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes#Python_3
> > RHEL 7.5 deprecates Python 2 (
> https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/7.5_release_notes/chap-red_hat_enterprise_linux-7.5_release_notes-deprecated_functionality
> ).
> >
> >
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