[Python-Dev] 3to2 Project

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 16:44:34 CEST 2009

During the Language summit this past Thursday, pretty much everyone
agreed that a python 3 to python 2 tool would be a very large
improvement in helping developers be able to write "pure" python 3
code. The idea being a large project such as Django could completely
cut over to Python3, but then run the 3to2 tool on the code based to
continue to support version 2.x.

I raised my hand to help move this along, I've spoke to Benjamin
Peterson, and he's amendable to mentoring a GSoC student for this
project and he's  already received at least one proposal for this.

Additionally, there's been a number of developers here at PyCon who
are more than ready to help contribute.

So, if people are interested in helping, coordinating work/etc - feel
free to sync up with Benjamin - he's started a wiki page here:


I'll help coordinate where I can!


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