[Python-3000] [Python-Dev] What should the focus for 2.6 be?

martin at v.loewis.de martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Aug 24 04:24:17 CEST 2006

Zitat von Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at uci.edu>:

> > To the contrary, you seem to have a basic disagreement with the plan to
> > make all the core language changes at once and to clear the decks of old
> > baggage so we can move forward with a learner language that is a bit easier
> > to learn and remember.
> I disagree with the "all the changes at once", but if Guido didn't agree
> with a gradual upgrade path, then the 2.6-2.9 series wouldn't even be
> considered as options, and we'd be looking at 3.0 coming out after 2.5,
> and there not being a 2.6 .  Since 2.6 is planned, and other 2.x
> releases are at least possible (if not expected), then I must agree with
> someone, as my desires haven't previously been sufficient to change
> Python release expectations.

That conclusion is invalid. 2.6, 2.7, ... are not made to gradually
move towards 3.0, but because it is anticipated that 3.0 will not
be adopted immediately, but, say, 3.2 might be. To provide new
features for 2.x users, new 2.x releases need to be made
(of course, the features added to, say, 2.7 will likely also
be added to, say, 3.3).


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