Generally speaking, deferring something to Python 4 means "never".
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On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM, R. David Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:14:26 +0000, Paul Moore <email@example.com> wrote:
>> BTW, I assume that the intention is that both cffi and ctypes remain
>> available indefinitely? Nobody's looking to deprecate ctypes?
> I would expect that ctypes would be deprecated eventually simply because
> there aren't very many people interested in maintaining it, and probably
> fewer if cffi is accepted. That said, I would not expect it to leave
> the stdlib until either the bit rot was so bad it wouldn't be worth
> shipping it, or (more likely) we reach Python4 and decide at that time
> that it is time for it to go.
> Of course, this is just me talking, we only have a *very* vague "sense of
> the house" for what Python4 means at this point :)
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