Posted by: Anonymous
on October 16, 2008 11:44 AM
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
I have no doubt many useful libs that are thought of as 'finished' by their author won't be moved up to python3.
Also you won't get large companies to agree to changing existing working internal code because the language has changed and the programmers want to use the latest. They will quite rightly expect you to be able to call the old code from the new when need be, or you can't work in the new.
This harms python as people including myself will now see developing on python like building on sand.
All the main stream languages I can think of go out their way to avoid this.