[Python-Dev] Promoting Python 3 [was: PyPy 1.7 - widening the sweet spot]

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at ochtman.nl
Wed Nov 23 10:52:16 CET 2011

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 17:41, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
> This is still a big mess in Gentoo and MacPorts, though.  MacPorts
> hasn't done anything about ceating a transition infrastructure AFAICT.
> Gentoo has its "eselect python set VERSION" stuff, but it's very
> dangerous to set to a Python 3 version, as many things go permanently
> wonky once you do.  (So far I've been able to work around problems
> this creates, but it's not much fun.)

Problems like what?

> I don't have any connections to the distros, so can't really offer to
> help directly.  I think it might be a good idea for users to lobby
> (politely!)  their distros to work on the transition.

Please create a connection to your distro by filing bugs as you
encounter them? The Gentoo Python team is woefully understaffed (and
I've been busy with some Real Life things, although that should
improve in a couple more weeks), but we definitely care about
providing an environment where you can successfully run python2 and
python3 in parallel.



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