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Subject: Re: [boost] [python] Python 3.0
From: Robert Dailey (rcdailey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-05 11:21:44

On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 9:45 AM, Stefan Seefeld <seefeld_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Robert Dailey wrote:
>> Thanks for your response. I thought about trying it but I'm just too busy
>> at
>> work unfortunately. Does anyone on the boost team plan on upgrading
>> Boost.Python to work with Python 3.0 since it was finally released on
>> December 3rd?
> I just tried building against python 3, and, as expected, ran into a couple
> of compilation errors. I have no idea (yet) how big the changes between the
> Python 2.x C API and the Python 3 C API are, and thus, how much effort is
> required to add support for Python 3.
> However, given how much backward incompatibe changes went into Python 3, I
> expect Python 2(.6) to stay around for quite a long time, so adding support
> for Python 3 to boost.python may not be a very pressing issue.
> But that's just my 2 cents, obviously.

I personally find Python 3.0 to be far more intuitive syntactically as a
language. Things are more consistent and I am totally in love with the new
features. I really would love to see Boost.Python add support in the near
future! Thanks for expressing your opinions on the matter Stefan.

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