[Python-Dev] "Unstable" is an ambiguous word...

Samuele Pedroni pedroni@inf.ethz.ch
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 20:15:04 +0200

my 2cts.

I think Zope is a bad example,
because Zope 2.x is adding features
while being developed against 2.1.
but Zope 3 is a total rewrite against
2.2 technology.

I have the impression that
Python is still too young, not 
strict, and too much reflective
and people like to code against
the grey area of what I would call
implementation details and to 
avoid reading the docs,
that developing (increasing features)
only against 2.X and
jump to 2.Y (with Y>X) when
it becomes "stable", is a bad 
unpleasant move
if the 2.X line will not be here for
eternity (and it won't).

Unless the whole thing
becomes a
real (and painful) exercise,
in back-porting warnings,
and designing transition
paths for things that at
first sight nobody would
have thought they had
influence on someone
or something.