[Twisted-Python] Phasing out old-style classes

exarkun at twistedmatrix.com exarkun at twistedmatrix.com
Thu Oct 8 23:45:02 EDT 2009

On 01:03 am, markv at lumierevfx.com wrote:
>>For Python 3.x, oldstyle classes don't exist, so that'll happen
>>automatically during the conversion.
>Aha! Let me rephrase that, then:
>Is there a project underway to port Twisted to Python 3.x?

It would be misleading to characterize any part of Twisted development 
as "a project underway".  Twisted is a project, certainly.  It may even 
be underway itself.  Beyond that point, I don't think the metaphor is 
terribly useful or applicable.  People work on Twisted.  Sometimes they 
do it with a long term plan.  More often than not, they just have a 
feature they want to add or a bug they want to fix.

However, if I were to make up a plan for porting Twisted to Python 3.x, 
then the first part of that plan would be to fix all of the failing 
tests reported here:


These are tests which fail when Twisted's test suite is run with the -3 
option on Python 2.6.  Tickets for these failures and patches fixing 
them would be greatly appreciated.

Once that's out of the way, it will make sense to talk about what the 
next step is.


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