Python 3 Support: A Plan of Action

Robert Collins robertc at
Wed Sep 9 22:37:10 UTC 2015

On 10 September 2015 at 02:53, Barry Warsaw <barry at> wrote:
> On Sep 08, 2015, at 05:53 PM, Richard Wilbur wrote:
>>Is there a good reason to use 3.2 when it looks like 3.3+ should be
>>possibly even easier?[2]  (Python 3.5 is expected to be released 13
>>Sep 2015[0])
> I'm not sure there's a good reason to target 3.3.  I don't think it's in
> widespread use and it's in security-only release mode.  While it'll be
> minimally supported upstream until Sept 2017, I think most users and distros
> have already moved to 3.4.  3.4 seems like a nice, stable release to use as a
> minimum requirement.

Right - I was trying to describe the constraints I know, not recommend
a specific version.

Those being:
3.0 through 3.1 are super hard to port to
3.2 is doable but icky
3.3 and up are easy


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at>
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