python 3's adoption
Mitchell L Model
MLMDev at Comcast.net
Thu Jan 28 23:00:10 CET 2010
On Jan 28, 2010, at 1:40 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote
> On 1/28/2010 11:03 AM, Mitchell L Model wrote:
>> I have been working with Python 3 for over a year. ...
> I agree completely.
Such sweet words to read!
>> Conversion of old code is greatly facilitied by the 2to3 tool that
>> with Python 3. The big issue in moving from 2 to 3 is the external
>> libraries and development tools you use. Different IDEs have released
>> versions that support Python 3 at different times. (I believe Wing
>> the first.) If you use numpy, for example, or one of the many
>> that require it, you are stuck. Possibly some important facilities
>> never be ported to Python 3, but probably most active projects will
>> eventually produce a Python 3 version -- for example, according to
>> web page, a Python 3 version of PIL is on the way. I was able to
>> all the topics in my book using only Python library modules,
>> something I
>> felt would be best for readers -- I used libraries such as
>> sqlite3, and tkinter. The only disappointment was that I couldn't
>> include a chapter on BioPython, since there is no Python 3 version.
>> By now, many large facilities support both Python 2 and Python 3. I
>> currently building a complex GUI/Visualization application based on
>> Python 3 version of PyQt4 and Wing IDE and am delighted with all of
>> It may well be that some very important large
> Something got clipped ;-)
Thanks for noticing. Actually, I had abandoned that sentence and went
added more to the prior paragraph. Just never went back and deleted
the false start.
> Anyway, thank you for the report.
Glad to contribute; gladder to be appreciated.
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