Forking baazar to add Python 3.x support

Barry Warsaw barry at
Fri Mar 7 20:06:42 UTC 2014

On Mar 07, 2014, at 11:59 AM, Mark Grandi wrote:

>However, has anyone read the recent 'drama' I would say on the hg
>mailing list about python 3? They like bazaar use python 2 at the
>moment and are having trouble porting to py3 because of the changes to
>strings, where you can't treat strings as bytes, and they were
>using .format() to construct certain byte strings, and are lamenting
>that the new bytes type in py3 does not have a format method.

This is a subject under active discussion in the python-dev and python-ideas
mailing lists.  There's also a PEP:

and I expect lots of discussion about this and other porting issues at the
upcoming Pycon 2014 conference.  With Python 3.4 almost out the door, many
of us are pushing for Python 3.5 to be primarily focused on filling in the
most important gaps - from a language and stdlib perspective - for folks
porting from Python 2.


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