[Cialug] python 2.7
newz at bearfruit.org
Sun Apr 25 14:29:02 CDT 2010
On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Kevin C. Smith <kevin at linuxsmith.com> wrote:
> The 2.x and 3.x are being maintained at the same time.
> Many projects have not converted to python 3 yet, which was expected.
> You will see the python 2 series remain for some years to come.
To be more clear, many important and influential/critical libraries
are not yet ready. Twisted is an often cited example.
I asked the Ubuntu developers if we could switch to Python 3 in Ubuntu
10.10 to encourage projects to test and adopt py3. In the GNOME world,
PyGTK is not ready yet so is holding things back.
It will be a very slow process. However, not a python specific problem
- for example, many popular web apps have to support PHP 4 still. And
then there's Perl 6...
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