[docs] [issue27470] -3 commandline option documented differently via man

Matthew Gilson report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jul 8 12:23:05 EDT 2016

New submission from Matthew Gilson:

The man page for python says:

> Warn about Python 3.x incompatibilities that 2to3 cannot trivially fix.

The official documentation (https://docs.python.org/2/using/cmdline.html#cmdoption-3) does not mention 2to3 at all:

> Warn about Python 3.x possible incompatibilities by emitting a DeprecationWarning for features that are removed or significantly changed in Python 3.

This seems like a pretty big oversight when the following code issues no warnings (presumably because 2to3 can trivially handle this change):

from __future__ import print_function

class test(object):
    def __nonzero__(self):
        return False

t = test()
if t:

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 269994
nosy: docs at python, mgilson
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: -3 commandline option documented differently via man
versions: Python 2.7

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