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SubjectRe: [PATCH] docs: license-rules.txt: cover SPDX headers on Python scripts
On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 06:57:01AM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Sep 2019 06:23:13 -0300
> Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> > Python's PEP-263 [1] dictates that an script that needs to default to
> > UTF-8 encoding has to follow this rule:
> >
> > 'Python will default to ASCII as standard encoding if no other
> > encoding hints are given.
> >
> > To define a source code encoding, a magic comment must be placed
> > into the source files either as first or second line in the file'
>
> So this is only Python 2, right? Python 3 is UTF8 by default. Given that
> Python 2 is EOL in January, is this something we should be concerned
> about? Or should we instead be making sure that all the Python we have
> in-tree works properly with Python 3 and be done with it?

I recommend just using python 3 everywhere and be done with it as there
are already many distros that default to that already.

thanks,

greg k-h

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