Binary package “python-future” in ubuntu disco

single-source support for Python 3 and 2 - Python 2.x

 Future is the missing compatibility layer between Python 2 and Python 3. It
 allows one to use a single, clean Python 3.x-compatible codebase to support
 both Python 2 and Python 3 with minimal overhead.
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 The imports have no effect on Python 3. On Python 2, they shadow the
 corresponding builtins, which normally have different semantics on Python 3
 versus 2, to provide their Python 3 semantics.
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 This package contains the Python 2.x module.