python 2.6 packages in python 3.0

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Jun 2 05:29:40 EDT 2009

Chris Rebert wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 12:51 AM, ssd <cdsd at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I usually works with packages like pyserial, numpy, mathplotlib,pyUSB, etc..
>> When is planned that these packages are supported in Python 3.0?
> That would depend on the individual packages and their maintainers.
> Check their respective websites. There is not, as of yet, any
> concerted/coordinated effort to port third-party libraries to 3.0.

That is more likely to happen after 3.1 final is released in a month or 

>> Seen this i would say that is not recommendable to use Python 3.0 at the
>> moment? most of 2.6 packages are not available, not working in python 3.0.

If you need the packages, then 3.0 is not for you.

> Yes, that's basically the state of things at the moment. We're in a
> transitional phase while people port everything to Python 3.0 and/or
> wait for the libraries they require to be ported to 3.0.

I expect people to port directly to 3.1 and not worry about whether 
there are minor incompatibilities with 3.0.


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