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The Incredible Growth of Python (stackoverflow.blog)

On 14/09/2017 05:37, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 9/13/2017 2:44 AM, Paul Rubin wrote:
>> Are there actually Py3 codebases?
> Let's think a bit.? There is the Python half of the Python3 codebase, 
> perhaps 400K.? But we can discount that.
> Then there are all the Py compatible modules on PyPI, which is to say, 
> most of the major one.? How could not not notice those?
> One of them is a little project call Django.? I believe that this is the 
> one slated to be 3.x only in its 2.0 version.
> I believe at least one linux distribution uses Py 3 for its system python.
> A year ago, a producers of a Unicode-based app sold internationallly 
> announce that their next version would be Py 3 only.? When 3.3 came out 
> with the new Unicode implementation, they developed a 3.3 version of the 
> app.? By 3.5, they realized that 3.3+ unicode made things much easier, 
> wile maintaining the 2.7 version was painful by comparison.? They asked 
> their (non-programmer) customers if they already used the 3.x version or 
> could install 3.x to run the 3.x version.? 95% said yes to one of these. 
>  ?So they decided that the next version, early this year, would be 3.x 
> only.
> Have you ever hear of a little startup called 'Instagram'?? Earlier this 
> year, they announce that they had about finished an 18 month process of 
> switching most of their Python code to 3.x.? They described in fair 
> detail how they did it.? Really impressive.

Not quite there yet but according to this 
a little project called Twisted is 93% ported to Python 3.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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