[Bug 24461] New: Allow LLDB to support Python 3.5

Bug ID 24461
Summary Allow LLDB to support Python 3.5
Product lldb
Version unspecified
Hardware PC
OS Windows NT
Status NEW
Severity normal
Priority P
Component All Bugs
Assignee lldb-dev@lists.llvm.org
Reporter zturner@google.com
CC llvm-bugs@lists.llvm.org
Classification Unclassified

In Bug 21920 a problem is described that makes Python very difficult to use on
Windows.  Python 3.5 on Windows is implemented in such a way as to be forward
compatible with future versions of Visual Studio.  As a result, we've decided
that the best way forward is to allow LLDB to support Python 3.5.  Since there
are already potentially hundreds of thousands of lines of Python code written
against 2.7, we will need to do this in such a way that LLDB supports *both*
Python 2.7 and Python 3.5+.

The biggest difficulty and pain point arising from this will be the need for
the test suite and all specific tests to be written using a subset of Python
that will work in both 2.7 and 3.5.

In order to ensure this requirement is met, part of this task will involve
setting up at least two build bots: one that runs tests using 2.7 and another
that runs tests using 3.5.

Zachary Turner changed bug 24461