[IronPython] Moving forward on 2.7.1
jdhardy at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 19:56:50 CEST 2011
Skype would work, and if anyone knows of a way to do screen sharing as
well, please chime in.
Shoot me a mail off list and we'll sort it out.
On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Zachary Gramana
<zgramana at pottsconsultinggroup.com> wrote:
> That's great to hear.
> On the getting involved note, one thing I would love is a code review over
> ichat/skype/mikogo/cell/etc. I have a patch I intend to submit shortly, and
> would love someone who knows what they are doing to review it with me
> synchronously, if nothing else so I can validate some of my assumptions.
> On 6/10/2011 12:21 PM, Jeff Hardy wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 8:02 AM, Zachary Gramana
>> <zgramana at pottsconsultinggroup.com> wrote:
>>> There are some big Python applications (e.g. Mercurial) that are going to
>>> remain on 2.7 for some time. There are important modules that are still
>>> missing (bz2), or are incomplete (_winreg), that create compatibility
>>> barriers. It would also be nice to have sockets moved to the
>>> socket.py/_socket.cs model (similar to how ssl has been implemented) to
>>> support apps that monkey patch that module.
>> 100% agreed. I don't want to see 2.7 whither, for exactly the reasons
>> you mention, and there is still a lot of low hanging fruit that could
>> make it much better. The thing is, my own interests are drifting to
>> Python 3, because I think it will allow IronPython to be as close to
>> perfectly compatible as possible. Plus, it will give me a chance to
>> really get into the guts of IronPython, which I'm going to document
>> more fully as I go.
>>> I know the community is limited in resources, but I would hope that 2.7
>>> be abandoned too quickly. I would happily volunteer to own the
>>> of 2.7, but I am far too early in the learning curve to be of any
>>> use. That said, I'm happy to help on items where I am familiar with that
>>> part of the codebase, or where an experienced contributor can give me
>>> mentoring. For example, I'm interested in helping to implement the bz2
>>> module using ic#code's #zip lib
>>> (http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SharpZipLib/), but would
>>> need some mentoring along the way.
>> I will do (almost) whatever I need to to get more people involved in
>> this project. Unimplemented or incomplete modules are a great place to
>> start (that's how I started). Any assistance (no matter how small) is
>> - Jeff
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