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[Bug-gnubg] GNUbg and python

From: Philippe Michel
Subject: [Bug-gnubg] GNUbg and python
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2019 22:39:21 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.11.2 (2019-01-07)

By default, GNUbg is built with an embedded Python language interpreter, 
allowing advanced scripting by calling evaluation and analysis functions 
from a general purpose programming language much more versatile than the 
basic CLI commands.

At this time, the version of the language that is used by default (by 
our Windows builds and, as far as I know, by all Linux distributions and 
BSD-style ports) is Python 2. Python 3 has been supported for some time 
though and GNUbg can already be built with it instead.

Python 2 support by its developers will stop at the end of the year. 
This version will certainly remain available in Linux distributions and 
in the mingw toolkit used for Windows builds, but we certainly will 
switch to Python 3 at some time.

I'd be interested in feedback from :

- people who use Python with GNUbg. Would you be rather reluctant to the 
change ?  Or are you familiar enough with both versions of the language 
and already use code compatible with either one with little or no 
modifications ? Or are you already using a self-built, Python3-enabled, 
GNUbg ?

- package maintainers for Linux distributions. What do you intend to do 
for GNUbg ? Does your distribution have general recommendations or 
policies about which Python version to use ?

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