build on Python 2.6 broken and strongly suggested minimum version

Hal Murray halmurray at
Thu Dec 8 21:22:20 UTC 2022

> I also think that we should drop all Python versions before 3.7 from
> first-tier support and only continue supporting them if it is not
> inconvenient or there is sufficient proven demand. 

Older but still supported versions of Debian and CentOS are still using Python 
2, but it's 2.7 rather than 2.6.

I think we should keep supporting 2.7.  But I don't do much work with Python.  
How much of a pain is supporting Python 2?

> Given the lack of complaints, I suspect no one uses 2.6 anymore, which can be
> dropped.

Is there a supported distro that is still using 2.6?

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