[Baypiggies] Companies moving to Python 3?

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 05:22:28 CEST 2015

When I got to Udemy, I was quite surprised that they had fully migrated to
3.4 :-D Twitter was still on 2.7.

On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 11:28 AM Craig Rodrigues <rodrigc at freebsd.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Are people seeing that any companies in the Bay Area are moving
> to Python 3 in a major way?
> Recently, I have been porting some code from Python 2 to Python 3.
> From a language purist perspective, I see that Python 3 is technically a
> better
> language.  Some of the new keywords in Python 3.5 like async/await look
> pretty
> cool for making it easier to do asyncio programming.
> However, from an end-user's perspective, the differences between Python 2
> and Python 3 are annoying.   Although certain features, like asyncio are
> interesting, for most major use cases, there doesn't seem to be any
> "killer feature"
> or performance boost to justify the effort of going to Python 3.
> While many major packages have been ported to Python 3, there are still
> quite a few major packages which are still stuck on Python 2.
> Despite these problems, I still like Python 3, and want to focus on
> writing new
> code which works with it.  I was just curious if people are seeing the
> move to Python 3 in production.
> --
> Craig
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