mx dependency on Python 2.7

Raffaello Giulietti raffaello.giulietti at
Sun Mar 20 18:51:43 UTC 2016

Hi Gilles,

On 2016-03-20 18:48, Gilles Duboscq wrote:
> Hi Raffaello,
> Python 2.x and 3.x can co-exist without any problem, there shouldn't be
> anything special to do besides making sure python 2.7 is installed.
> No environment variables should be necessary. We use `python2.7` as mx's
> python interpreter and fallback to `python2` if that doesn't exist. If
> `python2` also doesn't exist only then do we use the ambiguous `python`.
> When a distribution "transitions" to python 3.x, it just means that the
> `python` symlink goes to Python 3.x instead of 2.x.
> We have already used mx in distributions where Python 3 is the default
> without any problem.
> I don't know of any plan to port mx to Python 3.
>  Gilles

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