[Catalog-sig] "python 2 only" classifier

Michael Foord fuzzyman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 13:17:54 CET 2011

On 13 December 2011 10:29, Yuval Greenfield <ubershmekel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi catalog-sig, I'm the wall of shame guy,
> This was just brought to my attention by Chris via reddit so I'm sorry
> for chiming in late.
> Toshio Kuratomi is correct:
> > Additionally, I'm not certain of the use case cited.  Isn't the utility
> of
> > a site like http://python3wos.appspot.com/ in seeing which popular or
> > widely depended upon packages have no python3 version?  With that in
> mind,
> > the listing on that page wouldn't seem to depend on whether a package's
> > author intends to port to python3.
> 1. If this forum likes it I'll add a lock icon next to packages with
> the "Programming Language :: Python :: 2 :: Only" classifier with the
> following mouse-over: "The maintainers of this code have declared it
> will run on Python 2 only for the foreseeable future". This might
> lessen the social pressure on the maintainers to port. I don't think
> it'll help the PR issue.
> 2. A more useful classifier (in terms of PR) could be "Programming
> Language :: Python :: 2 :: Py3k equivalent exists". Which would denote
> that I can entirely remove the red package from the wall. This is
> currently done manually for the following: 'multiprocessing',
> 'simplejson', 'argparse', 'uuid', 'setuptools', 'Jinja'. So feel free
> to tell me if there are more I should add to this list.

unittest2 has a Python 3 port: unittest2py3k

docutils is also Python 3 compatible (since version 0.6), even if they're
not using the trove classifier.


All the best,

Michael Foord

> A classifier
> would mean more work for everyone, though it is the pure and correct
> way to go about this.
> And I hope I'm not considered the bad guy here. Please do contact me
> with any questions or suggestions. I only want to promote python 3
> though I know the site has a dual edge to its sword.
> --Yuval
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