[Python-Dev] 2.7 Release? 2.7 == last of the 2.x line?

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 19:19:58 CET 2009

On Nov 3, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:

> Arc Riley <arcriley <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> +1 on ending with 2.6.I'm the maintainer of 3rd party Python 3-only  
>> packages
>> and have ported a few modules that we needed with some help from  
>> the 2to3
>> tool.  It's really not a big deal - and Py3 really is a massive  
>> improvement.
>> The main thing holding back the community are lazy and/or obstinate  
>> package
>> maintainers.  If they spent half the time they've put into  
>> complaining about
>> Py3 into actually working to upgrade their code they'd be done now.
> One thing you could do is explain (do you have a blog?) how Py3 is a  
> massive
> improvement for you as a developer and package maintainer.
> We core developers obviously agree that py3k is better than 2.x, but  
> the same
> opinion coming from a third-party developer would carry a different  
> weight.

Maybe I haven't been looking, but has anyone collected the "Here's why  
3.x is better and here's how it saved my bacon on project XYZ" stories?


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