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From Jake Farrell <>
Subject Re: Python versions
Date Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:49:14 GMT
+1 to keeping as current as possible and not introducing workarounds for
older os variants. Python 2.7 is the default on Ubuntu 12.04 and OS X which
is what a majority of people will use for testing/development and our
Vagrant images are built around this as well. AURORA-227 introduces a check
for the min python version, its in review right now and if we are going to
look at setting a default min version this would be a good time to do it


On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 9:31 AM, Mark Chu-Carroll <>wrote:

> Folks:
> For one of the client changes I'm working on, there's a python version
> compatibility issue.
> For Python 2.7 and 3.x, there's an "exec" function which I use for loading
> hooks. In python 2.6, exec is a statement, an the function form doesn't
> work.
> This is something that can be worked around, but the workaround is ugly -
> you need to introspect to see the python version, and then choose an
> implementation based on the version.
> My inclination is to say that supporting 2.7 and 3.x is sufficient, and we
> shouldn't be adding new workarounds for 2.6. But I don't want to make that
> decision myself for everyone.
> Do we care about continuing to support Python 2.6 for the Aurora client?
>      -Mark

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