On Saturday, January 18, 2014 2:22:19 PM UTC+11, Neil Schemenauer wrote:
The transition to Python 3 is happening but there is still a massive amount of code that needs to be ported. One of the most disruptive changes in Python 3 is the strict separation of bytes from unicode strings. Most of the other incompatible changes can be handled by 2to3.
Here is a far out idea to make transition smoother. Release version 2.8 of Python with nearly all Python 3.x incompatible changes except for the bytes/unicode changes. .....
I now feel the python 3 - python 2 bridge idea is a far better solution. The problem is real, but this is not the solution