[stdlib-sig] Python3WOS has gone over 50%

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Dec 20 20:02:20 CET 2012

On Dec 15, 2012, at 04:21 PM, Yuval Greenfield wrote:

>Over 50% of the top 200 most downloaded packages on PyPI are python 3

This is really fantastic.  We're turning a corner and I think we're at the
point were *not* having Python 3 support means the package is crufty and
old. :) It's great to see big projects like Twisted and Django getting their
first Python 3 compatible versions in people's hands too.

>So http://python3wos.appspot.com/ has become the Python 3 Wall of
>It took 4 years from the initial python 3.0 release.

So we're ahead of Guido's schedule, eh? :)

>No one expected 3.0 to be picked up as fast as any 2.X increment, though 4
>years feels like a bit much to me.

Too me, it feels like the right time.  We've been making a big push in Ubuntu
to get our important packages ported over to Python 3, and I know that can't
have happened without lots of excellent contributions all across the Python
universe.  There are still a few packages that cause us pain (I'm looking at
you Xapian ;), but all-in-all, it's really fantastic.

>Anyways, congratulations to us & python!

Indeed.  Keep up the great work, and maybe we'll kill off Python 2 in another
4 years. :)


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