[Python-Dev] 2to3, 3to2: official status

Collin Winter collinw at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 04:09:09 CET 2009

Hi Ben,

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 6:49 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:
>> Ben Finney wrote:
>> > "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:
>> >
>> >> Well, 3to2 would then be an option for you: use Python 3 as the
>> >> source language.
>> >
>> > I was under the impression that 2to3 was officially supported as
>> > part of Python, but 3to2 was a third-party tool. […] Is it an
>> > official part of Python?
>> No, the status is exactly as you describe it.
> Okay. It's probably best for anyone with their Python developer hat on
> (which, in this forum, is all the time for any Python developer) to make
> the status of 3to2 clear when recommending it to people concerned about
> future plans.

Are you implying that we shouldn't recommend 3to2 to people wanting to
develop in Py3k and back-translate to 2.x?

Collin Winter

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