[Python-Dev] Continuing 2.x
tseaver at palladion.com
Mon Nov 8 17:15:01 CET 2010
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On 11/08/2010 04:42 AM, Lennart Regebro wrote:
> 2010/10/28 Kristján Valur Jónsson <kristjan at ccpgames.com>:
>> Hello all.
>> So, python 2.7 is in bugfix only mode. ‘trunk’ is off limit. So, where
>> does one make improvements to the distinguished, and still very much alive,
>> 2.x series of Python?
>> The answer would seem to be “one doesn’t”. But must it be that way?
> Except for making releases that start backporting Python 3 features
> and breaking backwards compatibility gradually (which may or may not
> be a good idea) I don't see the point. There isn't much to do when it
> comes to improving the language, and there is a moratorium anyway.
> Improvements in the standard library can be more easily done in
> external libraries anyway, and then you can release the improved
> libraries for everything from Python 2.4 and forwards if you like.
> So it can be done, but the question is "Why?"
The OP has existing patches to contribute which the core python-dev team
consider "not-a-bugfix", and hence not acceptable for the 2.7 branch.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
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