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[Python-Dev] (Looking for) A Retrospective on the Move to Python 3

On 2018-04-28, 01:33 GMT, Greg Ewing wrote:
>> In my opinion, the largest failure of Python 3 is that we 
>> failed to provide a smooth and *slow* transition from Python 
>> 2 and Python 3.
> Although for some things, such as handling of non-ascii text, it's
> hard to see how a smooth transition *could* have been achieved.
> Is it a failure if we don't succeed in doing the impossible?


My experience told me that by far the biggest problem in porting 
M2Crypto was dealiing with complete mess which was whole 
string/bytes confusioin in py2k. I don't see how it could be 
overcame gradually.

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