[Python-Dev] Porting Ideas

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Dec 2 02:17:43 CET 2010

On 01/12/2010 19:17, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:02:00 -0600
> Brian Curtin<brian.curtin at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 12:51, Prashant Kumar<contactprashantat at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hello everyone. My name is Prashant. I and my friend Zubin recently
>>> ported 'Configobj'. It would be great if somebody can suggest about
>>> any utilities or scripts that are being widely used and need to be
>>> ported.
>> http://onpython3yet.com/ might be helpful to you. It orders the projects on
>> PyPI with the most dependencies which are not yet ported to 3.x.
> I don't know who did that page but it seems like there's some FUD there.
> simplejson, ctypes, pysqlite and others are available in the 3.x
> stdlib. Mercurial is a command-line tool and doesn't need to be ported
> to be used for Python 3 projects. setuptools is supplanted by
> distribute which should Python 3 compatible.
> And I'm not sure what this package called "Python" is (“a high-level
> object-oriented programming language”? like Java?), but I'm pretty sure
> I've heard there's a Python 3 compatible version.
> (granted, it's probably less FUD than stupid automation)

 From what I can tell it simply looks at dependencies and availability 
of those dependencies with a "Python 3" trove classification. Some 
manual filtering may well be useful.

It is well *possible* that there are packages with a runtime dependency 
on libraries in mercurial however. Those would need mercurial porting to 
Python 3 if they are to run on Python 3. If they simply shell out to 
mercurial that wouldn't be the case.


> Regards
> Antoine.
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