[Slackbuilds-users] Questions about pending python3 changes

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Sun Jan 1 16:50:08 UTC 2017

> I noticed that Willy added a patch for python3 to change a comment in
> one of header files from C++ style to C.  I'm not objecting it, just
> want to understand if there's a particular reason for this change, e.g.
> suppressing compiler warning or some build issues.  And may I suggest
> that you change the patch filename to something more specific like
> python3.fix-comment-style.patch.

It caused pygobject3-python3 to break. It was reported in LQ
Yes, i will rename the patch tomorrow

> Regarding a fix for enum34, which disables python3 support, I was
> surprised that it was there in the first place, because starting from
> version 3.4 (hence the name enum34) enum module is part of Python's
> standard library.  The purpose of enum34 is to bring this functionality
> to previous Python versions.  Maybe the maintainer, Dimitris Zlatanidis,
> could comment on why enum34 SlackBuild had python3 support.

The idea was to backport 3.2 functionality but somehow python3 was added.
I agree that it should not have python 3 support at all.

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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