2010/2/13 "Martin v. Löwis" <mar...@v.loewis.de>:
>> I personally like 2to3 in a separate repo because it fits well with my
>> view that 2to3 is an extra application that happens to also be
>> distributed with python.
> But isn't that just a theoretical property? I know that's how 2to3
> started, but who, other than the committers, actually accesses the 2to3
> repo?

It's used in 3to2 for example.

> I would be much more supportive of that view if there had been a single
> release of 2to3 at any point in time (e.g. to PyPI). Alas, partially due
> to me creating lib2to3, you actually couldn't release it as an extra
> application and run it on 2.6 or 2.7, as the builtin lib2to3 would take
> precedence over the lib2to3 bundled with the application.

It could be distributed under another name or provide a way to
override the stdlib version.

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