[arch-general] python3 thoughts

howitzer at archlinux.us howitzer at archlinux.us
Sat Nov 13 19:26:03 CET 2010

I don't know what you see under a smooth transition, but I've had to edit
the first line of a lot of apps.. (#!/usr/bin/python to #!/usr/bin/python2).
No big trouble, but trouble nonetheless.


2010/11/12 Brendan Long <korin43 at gmail.com>

> On 11/12/2010 11:46 AM, Auguste Pop wrote:
> > Considering the incompatibility in the fundamental print
> > function/statement, I seriously doubt the number of python2 packages
> > that can run under python3 without any modification.
> But that's the easy part. 2to3 can automatically convert a lot of
> things, like print x to print(x), xrange(y) to range(y) and range(z) to
> list(range(z)):
> 2to3 -w somefile.py # converts the file to python 3 and also backs up
> the original
> References:
> http://docs.python.org/library/2to3.html
> http://diveintopython3.org/porting-code-to-python-3-with-2to3.html

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