[Baypiggies] Python and progress
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Apr 9 05:41:10 CEST 2006
[I've got a book deadline and really shouldn't be spending time on this,
but I can't resist this]
On Sat, Apr 08, 2006, Marilyn Davis wrote:
> Jim Stockford said that we should keep the name because it has name
> recognition. I'm not sure why we care about that. We are not selling
> anything. Maybe you can explain, Jim?
We're not selling, but we are trying to be easy to find. Changing the
name of an organization makes that more difficult IMO.
> From my point of view, the thing about Python that is revolutionary
> and profoundly correct is that backward-compatibility is a
> second-class priority.
Huh. There are many many people who would disagree with that assertion,
including me. Backwards compatibility is so important that the dev
community often resists changes -- and the big point of the Py3K effort
is to provide an opportunity to break backward compability. Python
makes it simple and straightforward to write a script that will work with
both 1.5.2 and 2.5. Moreover, Python makes it easy to connect to legacy
libraries written in C and other languages.
Perhaps I misunderstand you, though.
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