[openstack-dev] [all] Thoughts on python-future?

Victor Stinner vstinner at redhat.com
Tue Dec 1 11:16:37 UTC 2015


I'm porting OpenStack code to Python 3 for two years. I'm happy with 
six. It has been adopted by all OpenStack projects which are being 
ported to (or have been ported to) Python 3. It was discussed to use 
python-future in Swift, but Swift is now using six too.

I wrote a tool to port an OpenStack project to six:

It does at least half of the port for you. I wrote the tool to be able 
to produce patches reviewable by a human: you can easily select which 
operations are enabled or not to produce smaller patches, and you can 
rerun the tool multiple times.

FYI I wrote an article to explain why I wrote a new tool for OpenStack:


Le 25/11/2015 03:33, Eric Kao a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I’ve been using the python-future library for Python 3 porting and want
> to see what people think of it.
> http://python-future.org/overview.html#features
> The end result is standard Python3 code made compatible with Python2
> through library imports. The great thing is that Python 3 execution is
> mostly independent of the library, so once Python 2 support is dropped,
> the use of the library can be dropped too.
> Anyone know why it’s not used in OpenStack perhaps alongside six? Thanks!
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