On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Bill Janssen email@example.com wrote:
I'm beginning to wonder whether I'm the only one who cares about the Python 2.x branch not getting cluttered up with artifacts caused by a broken forward merge strategy.
I share your concern. Seems to me that perhaps (not sure, but perhaps) the rush to back-port from 3.x, and the concern about minimizing pain of moving from 2.x to 3.x, has become the tail wagging the dog.
Speaking for myself, I know that if fixing something in 2.x means a pain in forward-porting, I will just do it in 3.x and leave it someone else to back-port to 2.x which will lower the chances of the back-port ever occurring. I don't want to do this, but I am fighting damn hard against burn-out at this point and if I have to choose between complete burn-out and only working on the leading edge version of Python, I will choose the latter. So I for one appreciate Christian taking all of us into account in terms of the approach taken to make our lives easier when we work on Python.