Request for Python 3.2 support #29

pboehm opened this Issue Jan 12, 2014 · 3 comments


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pboehm commented Jan 12, 2014


I've come across this amazing library and found a possible bug on Python 3.2. I found this in a django extension which is tested by Travis against 2.7, 3.2 and 3.3 and on 3.2 the tests fail because of an SyntaxError in future/utils/

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/travis/virtualenv/python3.2/lib/python3.2/site-packages/future/utils/", line 419
    return isinstance(obj, type(u''))
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

This only occurs on 3.2 as you can see here . For me this looks like a weird error because I couldn't see and error in this line ...


@pboehm: Thanks for mentioning this. Python 3.2 was released before PEP 414 was ratified, so future currently supports Python 3.3+ only in the 3.x series. (See here.)

The FAQ now mentions this issue as the place to request support for Python 3.2. Adding support for Python 3.2 to future would likely impose a penalty with performance and/or maintainability, so we would only do this if there were significant demand.

pboehm commented Jan 13, 2014

Okay sounds reasonable. I have excluded 3.2 from testing ...

@edschofield edschofield changed the title from SyntaxError in utils/ on Python 3.2 to Request for Python 3.2 support May 19, 2014
davidak commented May 22, 2016 edited

Python 3.2 is available on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which is still supported until 2017, but 2.7 is installed by default.

Also PyPy3 is based on Python 3.2.5. (but it works)

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