Posted Feb 9, 2011 20:41 UTC (Wed) by amtota (guest, #4012)
Parent article: Moving to Python 3
I can't bear the costs of maintaining two versions of my software, so I don't... and I stick with python2.x
And I suspect that is the main reason why so few have made the jump: there is no real incentive. There are no killer features (for most) and there is a huge cost associated with supporting python3.x
If there was a way to support both versions in the same codebase cleanly, I would have done it by now, but there isn't. (exception handling is one sticky point, there are others)
To be honest, I don't see any easy way out of this one. Complaining that authors don't make the porting effort is barking up the wrong tree.