In case anyone working on mpl development missed it, this may be of interest. I think it's time for us to work seriously on supporting python 2 and 3 in the same codebase, following numpy's lead. I hope we can make the transition to git first--and soon.
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Subject: [Numpy-discussion] ANN: Numpy runs on Python 3
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 14:30:06 +0000 (UTC)
From: Pauli Virtanen <pav@...278...>
Reply-To: Discussion of Numerical Python <numpy-discussion@...336...>
As many of you probably already know, Numpy works fully on Python 3 and
Python 2, with a *single code base*, since March. This work is scheduled
to be included in the next releases 1.5 and 2.0.
Porting Scipy to work on Python 3 has proved to be much less work, and
will probably be finished "soon". (Ongoing work is here: http://
github.com/cournape/scipy3/commits/py3k , http://github.com/pv/scipy-work/
For those who are interested in already starting to port their stuff to
Python 3, you can use Numpy's SVN trunk version. Grab it:
svn clone http://svn.scipy.org/svn/numpy/trunk/ numpy
python3 setup.py build
An important point is that supporting Python 3 and Python 2 in the same
code base can be done, and it is not very difficult either. It is also
much preferable from the maintenance POV to creating separate branches
for Python 2 and 3. We attempted to log changes needed in Numpy at
which may be useful (although not completely up-to-date) information for
people wanting to do make the same transition in their own code.
(Announcement as recommended by our PR department @ EuroScipy
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