When should Python 3.3 become the default?

Roberto Alsina roberto.alsina at canonical.com
Thu Oct 18 21:07:55 UTC 2012

On 10/18/2012 06:04 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> There are good arguments on both sides, and I can probably convince myself to
> be either aggressive or conservative.  One of my biggest concerns against
> switching early is that we still have a lot of code that needs to be ported to
> Python 3 (any version)[3].  If fixing problems related to Python 3.3
> significantly detracts from the porting effort, then it might be better to
> wait.  Then the question becomes, wait until what?

On the other hand, for codebases that want to stay 2-and-3 compatible,
to python 3.3 is *easier*. So maybe it's better not to wait.

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