supporting python2 and python3 in kdevelop

Sven Brauch svenbrauch at
Mon Nov 4 13:13:15 UTC 2013


I'm wondering if there's an easy way to support both python2 and python3 in 
kdevelop. I have working branches for both versions, but merging them into one 
plugin with a switch is not feasible for a variety of reasons. It would result 
in code having lots and lots of if(python3) {...} which I can't maintain.

So, apart from the "dumb" method of supporting both (which is providing two 
packages which conflict and the user can switch on a package-level) it would 
be very cool to have it selectable in kdevelop -- python2 will be around for 
quite a while (I don't think it'll disappear any sooner than five years, since 
various major projects still have not switched).

I think this would mean writing a Python project manager (which makes sense 
anyways), which would need to have a word in which language plugin is used for 
a file -- i.e. the project manager would need to influence 

Does that make any sense? Does anyone have a better idea?


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