[Python-Dev] RFC: PEP 460: Add bytes % args and bytes.format(args) to Python 3.5

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Sun Jan 12 11:36:49 CET 2014

On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:51:41 +1000, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12 January 2014 04:38, R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:
> > But!  Our goal should be to help people convert to Python3.  So how can
> > we find out what the specific problems are that real-world programs are
> > facing, look at the *actual code*, and help that project figure out the
> > best way to make that code work in both python2 and python3?
> >
> > That seems like the best way to find out what needs to be added to
> > python3 or pypi:  help port the actual code of the developers who are
> > running into problems.
> >
> > Yes, I'm volunteering to help with this, though of course I can't promise
> > exactly how much time I'll have available.
> And, as has been the case for a long time, the PSF stands ready to
> help with funding credible grant proposals for Python 3 porting
> efforts. I believe some of the core devs (including David?) do
> freelance and contract work, so that's an option definitely worth
> considered if a project would like to support Python 3, but are having
> difficulty getting their with purely volunteer effort.

Yes, I do contract programming, as part of Murray and Walker, Inc (web
site coming soon but not there yet).  And yes I currently have time
available in my schedule.


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