Is python2 dead?
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Fri Sep 15 09:13:55 UTC 2023
Hal Murray <halmurray at sonic.net>:
> Maybe it's time to switch to Go?
I've thought about it. It shouldn't be all that difficuly. I wrote a tol that would help:
> How long would it take us to rewrite, from scratch, everything in ntpclients?
Around three man-monts is my estimate.
> I occasionally poke around in ntpq. I find it very hard to work with. I
> think the others are much simpler.
Yes, that's so. Most of the complexity is in ntpq.
> Is the basic structure right? If we were starting from scratch, what would
> pylib look like?
I've learned by hard experience not to try to do a language translation and
a rewrite at the same time, so this is a question I wouldn't want to broach
while doing a lift.
That said, I think the structure of pylib is basically sound.
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