[Python-Dev] The end of 2.7

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sun Apr 7 10:32:12 CEST 2013

Maciej Fijalkowski, 07.04.2013 10:12:
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 9:51 AM,  <martin... at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>> Quoting Lennart Regebro:
>>> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 7:11 AM,  <martin... at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>>> Wrt. to the 3.x migration rate: I think this is a self-fulfilling
>>>> prophecy. Migration rate will certainly increase once we announce
>>>> an end of 2.7, and then again when the end is actually reached.
>>> Well... People are in general *stuck* on Python 2. They are not
>>> staying because they want to. So I'm not so sure migration rate will
>>> increase because an end is announced or reached.
>> I assume you say that because people rely on libraries that haven't
>> been ported (correct me if there are other reasons to be stuck).
> I'm stuck because I can't tell my users "oh, we didn't improve pypy
> for the last year/6 months/3 months, because we were busy upgrading
> sources you'll never see to python 3"

Why not? It's not like many people *see* PyPy's sources ever in their life,
but my guess is that most of your users will eventually end up *using*
those upgraded sources anyway. So those upgrades will also be an
improvement for most of them.


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