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On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:43:04PM +0100, Ben de Groot wrote:
> On 10 March 2010 18:36, Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis
> <Arfrever@g.o> wrote:
> > Almost everybody has at least 1 package installed which supports both Python 2
> > and Python 3 and depends on dev-lang/python without version specification,
> > so Python 3 would be pulled into dependency graph,
> The problem is that we want to prevent that from happening.
> Or at the very least advise our users that they should mask
> python-3* unless they want it to be pulled in.
If someone has a package that truly works with either python 2 or 3,
what is the harm in automatically pulling in python 3 and installing
the package for both python 2 and 3?
As long as pulling in python-3 doesn't change the system's default
python interpretor I don't see a problem with having them both