[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change
Guido van Rossum
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 20:55:15 -0400
> Let me put my Python/Zope user hat on for a moment. I help maintain a
> Zope cluster that runs Python 2.1. We're not going to have another
> Zope release that uses Python 2.2 any time soon. When we do, it will
> probably be Zope 3 and that will be hard for me to upgrade to. So I
> expect the most recent Python I'll be using for the next year will be
> Python 2.1. I'd really be grateful for bug fixes and maintenance on
> this version as a result.
> Put in a slightly more abstract way, Python 2.2 is a major release
> with lots of new features. I expect a lot of users will stick with
> the last minor release that isn't a major release in disguise :-). So
> we'd serve them well be doing more maintenance on 2.1.
Agreed -- with the caveat that we have fixed resources.
> Also, I haven't yet found any response to /F's suggestion that the std
> library always code to an earlier version of Python. What do you
> think of that?
I don't like it.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)