[arch-general] python3 thoughts

Alper KANAT tunix at raptiye.org
Wed Nov 17 19:51:59 CET 2010

That's nonsense. It's correct that Arch is an advanced user distribution but
you can't expect everyone to workaround each py application. Not everyone
that use Arch are developers.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

2010/11/12 C Anthony Risinger <anthony at extof.me>

> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Auguste Pop <auguste at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The transition is indeed smooth, as least for me. I am just worrying
> > that maybe most python utilities will remain using python2 for a
> > rather long time.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Most python programmers are clearly not so interested in the
> > bleeding-edge technologies. That's what makes me frustrated as an Arch
> > user.
> most problems are rather easy to workaround... so i don't know why
> there is so much fuss about py3k.  personally, i welcome it;  clean up
> basic language constructs, do it all at once, and make everything more
> consistent.  consistency is a wonderful thing for a developer.
> even the print statement is easy:
> print('this is a test')
> works correctly in python2 and py3k... only when you add multiple
> args, does it break:
> print('this is a test', 'so is this')
> because in python the comma is the tuple operator, not parentheses.
> all you have to do is join you args together before sending to print.
> or, just use:
> sys.stdout.write()
> thought some changes are more difficult, ultimately, it's not that
> disruptive imo.  it's clearly the path forward; no use in dragging
> feet.
> C Anthony

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