[Python-3000] please keep open() as a builtin, and general concerns about Py3k complexity
nnorwitz at gmail.com
Wed May 23 08:07:29 CEST 2007
On 5/22/07, Steve Howell <showell30 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> But since you mentioned conversion, our system is a
> good example of a shop that will be running multiple
> versions of Python side by side for many years. We'll
> cut over new components to Py3k, and then we'll
> gradually upgrade legacy components. And, of course,
> some of those components will want to use the same
> common modules.
Once we get a solid 3.0 (probably in beta), we will focus more energy
on dealing with these sorts of problems.
I can see there being a compatibility module that could fix things up
to run with Python 2.x (*) - 3.0. I don't know if that will be
distributed by the core or by a third party. There are many people
that care about this issue. It's not being forgotten. We just
haven't gotten to it yet. 2.6 and 3.0 are a year away, probably more.
(*) probably between 2.2 and 2.4 depending on how hard it is to support.
Pretty soon I'll start focusing on getting 2.6 in shape to help ease
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