[Catalog-sig] "python 2 only" classifier

Yuval Greenfield ubershmekel at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 00:09:32 CET 2011

On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 1:37 AM, Stefan Krah <stefan-usenet at bytereef.org>wrote:

> Yuval Greenfield <ubershmekel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 9:13 PM, Stefan Krah <stefan-usenet at bytereef.org
> >
> >     1) ordereddict is part of:
> >     2) pylint supports Python3 (from their README):
> >
> > 1) Fixed.
> > 2) This is the same issue as with docutils. I believe that either a
> maintainer
> > of PyPI needs to add the trove classifier for them or someone should
> contact
> > Logilab and ask them to add the trove classifier.
> The persons who are running PyPI should only edit individual pages in
> exceptional situations (illegal content etc.).
> I was under the impression that you want to to promote Python3 adoption.
> Why don't you contact Logilab and check the rest of the packages manually?

I'd already contacted several maintainers of packages with such a request.
Starting this project I assumed PyPI would be a reliable source for this
information, so I hope you can understand my mindset. I guess the WOS is
also good for motivating package owners to fix their classifiers.

On that note, I think PyPI should require python modules to declare which
version they're compatible with or tested on.

> If an author has decided to use the classifier, he already accepts
> that his package might get less attention in the future. This isn't
> an easy decision, so please respect the intent of the classifier and
> remove such packages from your site.
The WOS's main goal is to measure Python3 adoption in some non-trivial
fashion. Total downloads isn't a perfect comparison as many downloads
happened in the 8 years Python2 had a head start. Still, I don't know of a
better metric. Removing packages that are a gigantic part of the python
community would completely defeat the purpose of the site.

If/when Richard implements the statistics call to PyPI, I might be able to
implement more metrics.

On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Michael Foord <fuzzyman at gmail.com> wrote:

> some (additional) manual curation for packages that do support Python 3
> will complete the job.
Fine, fine, fine.... I added these cute little red triangles to the newly
green docutils and pylint. Are there others I should know of?

Yuval Greenfield

ps, some of you might prefer this limited edition better:
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