[Distutils] [Distribute] Python 3 porting effort - plans proposal for 0.7/0.8

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Aug 11 15:31:11 CEST 2009

On 23 Jul, 2009, at 16:29, Tarek Ziadé wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Lennart Regebro<regebro at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> 2009/7/23 Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>:
>>> - Let's then backport the 0.8 version into a 0.7 version, compatbile
>>> with Python 2.x and with the required bootstraping
>>>  so it works in 2.x environments
>> There is no reason to have different version numbers for that. In
>> fact, I think that would only be confusing. The Python 3 version
>> should work for Python 2 as well.
> I think you don't see my point : making a pure Python 3 version,  
> without
> any backward compatibility issues / bootstraping , fight against  
> setuptools
> distribution. Then backporting it in 0.7
> But 0.8 would not be 2.x compatible.

At PyCon09 there was some talk about a "3to2" tool, specially for  
issue: allow package maintainers to work in Python 3 and automaticly  
generate a Python 2 version.  I have no idea if anyone is actually  
working on such a tool though.


P.S. Sorry about the late answers, I've been travelling and was  
offline for a while.

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