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

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