Guido rethinking removal of cmp from sort method

Paddy paddy3118 at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 5 06:46:10 CEST 2011


On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:16:07 AM UTC+1, harrismh777 wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> > I prefer to consider Python 2.7 and Python 3.x as different dialects of
> > the same language. There are a very few handful of incompatibilities,
> > most of which can be automatically resolved by the 2to3 fixers.
> 
> Yes, I am actually finding this to be consistent with my experience of 
> trying to come up to speed with 3.2.  I have been relieved to find that 
> less has changed than the fear-mongering and bickering was leading me to 
> believe.
> 
> Another item that would be nice as an IDLE enhancement would be a menu 
> option that applies the fixers (either direction depending on version 
> 2.7 <--> 3.2) right in the IDE. Entries that could not be fixed could be 
> flagged for manual update.
> 
> If there are good tools for app developers to use to make the transition 
> smoother then the development community won't get their ear chewed off 
> so ragged, I'm supposing.

Hats off and three cheers to the developers and python community as a whole, as some are down to sugesting easier access to 2<->3 rather than OMG! How do I port!!

Now that is an excellent sign that Python works.




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