Python3 est arrivé

I’m now using Python3 by default for all new projects. Almost entirely because I prefer sane Unicode handling. But really because Py3 has turned the corner and is now useful for most things. Probably it turned that corner a year or more ago, but it was the OpenAddresses work that made me start using Python 3 regularly. It helps that Homebrew and Debian both make it very easy to install ‘python3’ and ‘pip3’. And of course that most packages I care about are now ported over.

It took Python five years longer than I expected for the Py3 transition to get to this point. Let’s hope we don’t have to do it again.