[Ironpython-users] IronPython 3 Version Number (Was: Item 34263 in 2.7.5?)

Vernon D. Cole vernondcole at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 11:05:50 CEST 2014

Jeff Hardy stated:..

> In addition, 3.0 will include most (but perhaps not all!) of 3.4's
> features, mainly because I'd like to see a release later this year
> (around October) and things like nonlocal or importlib could slip
> because they're hard and not terribly exciting. Calling a release like
> that 3.4 is a problem because it's really not 3.4-compatible.
> True, but calling it 3.3 would not be a problem, I think.

> Once the Python 3 features are in place, I want to make it as
> cross-platform as possible - iOS, Android, Windows 8, etc. That would
> strongly imply a new version number since it will require a new DLR
> version to be used (not very good to slip a DLR version change into a
> 3.4.z release). Hence I'd prefer to keep the ability to call it 3.1
> (or whatever) instead.

Well, speaking of cross-platform, most of my work in the near future will
probably be on Mono -- so different DLRs will be kind of a normal thing.  I
don't have a problem with that being a factor in a point-level release --
it is an implementation detail, not a language change.
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