[Python-Dev] Continuing 2.x

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Oct 29 21:55:33 CEST 2010

On 10/29/2010 2:41 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:12:28AM -0700, geremy condra wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Glyph Lefkowitz
>>> Let's take PyPI numbers as a proxy.  There are ~8000 packages with a
>>> "Programming Language::Python" classifier.  There are ~250 with "Programming
>>> Langauge::Python::3".  Roughly speaking, we can say that is 3% of Python
>>> code which has been ported so far.  Python 3.0 was released at the end of
>>> 2008, so people have had roughly 2 years to port, which comes up with 1.5%
>>> per year.
>> Just my two cents:
> Just one further informational note about using pypi in this way for
> statistics... In the porting work we've done within Fedora, I've noticed
> that a lot of packages are python3 ready or even officially support python3
> but the language classifier on pypi does not reflect this.  Here's just
> a few since I looked them up when working on the python porting wiki pages:
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Beaker/
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pycairo
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/docutils

If you could (successfully) encourage the authors of such packages to 
update their PyPI classifiers, I and other Python 3 users would greatly 
appreciate it. That is aside from having better data for this and 
similar discussions.

Terry Jan Reedy

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