[IronPython] The elephant in the room: source control for IronPython

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Sat Oct 30 03:32:27 CEST 2010

On 29/10/2010 01:32, Jeff Hardy wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Vernon Cole<vernondcole at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 7:34 AM, Michael Foord<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>
>> wrote:
>>> On 28/10/2010 03:53, Steve Dower wrote:
>>>> Is the plan after 2.7 to start doing 3? That seems like a good
>>>> opportunity to "start fresh" in a new repository and leave the old
>>>> stuff where it is, only carrying over the barest minimum. I can't see
>>>> any movement before 2.7 as being worthwhile.
>>> Interesting question. Ideally we would do parallel development but I'm not
>>> sure we have the resources for that.
>> Python 2.7 is documented to be the LAST of its family. There should not be
>> very much "development", except perhaps filling out the standard library.
>> I would say to put 3.n on a fresh hg tree, and back-port anything necessary
>> into the existing 2.7 tree and infrastructure. No sense in re-inventing that
>> wheel.
> I don't know if I want to lose the history completely, but I'm not
> sure how much value it has either.
I'm not sure that losing the history from the repo is such a big loss - 
so long as the original repo can remain available as a read only 
resource the information isn't "lost", just available elsewhere.

There will be no more features in Python 2.7, not even in the standard 
library, now that it is in bugfix only maintenance.

All the best,

>   Other than that, I'm liking this
> idea a lot. IronPython 3.2 will be a completely new repo, while 2.7
> and below will stay in a legacy one.
> I don't see there being a ton of major changes to 2.7 anyway, and I
> doubt it will be around as long as CPython 2.7. IronPython 3 is going
> to be far more compatible with Python 3 than the 2.x series is.
> - Jeff
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