Why move to Python 3?
Posted Nov 14, 2009 16:07 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: Why move to Python 3?
Parent article: Python moratorium and the future of 2.x
Another perspective. I maintain a specialized Python package published under the GPL (recently accepted in Debian), and I want to maximize the number of people that can run it. This means keeping backward compatibility from Python 2.3, so I don't use any features added in 2.4, 2.5 or 2.6. I guess that most maintainers are in the same situation. So you can imagine my feelings about migrating to 3.x: no amount of flag days is going to help here. Frankly, I would rather migrate to Lua (an intriguing language that I want to learn anyway) than to Python 3.x, so if 2.x grows cobwebs I know what to do.
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