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From "Patrick Bannister (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-10190) Python 3 support for cqlsh
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:13:00 GMT


Patrick Bannister commented on CASSANDRA-10190:

In discussion on the cassandra-dev list, a consensus formed around maintaining support for
Python 2.

I'm working on making the cqlsh port to Python 3 cross-compatible with Python 2.7. The goal
is a single cross-compatible implementation. I'm making progress and I suspect the port will
be the easy part. Getting testing infrax right to support both versions will probably be more

> Python 3 support for cqlsh
> --------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-10190
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Andrew Pennebaker
>            Priority: Major
>              Labels: cqlsh
>         Attachments: coverage_notes.txt
> Users who operate in a Python 3 environment may have trouble launching cqlsh. Could we
please update cqlsh's syntax to run in Python 3?
> As a workaround, users can setup pyenv, and cd to a directory with a .python-version
containing "2.7". But it would be nice if cqlsh supported modern Python versions out of the

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