[Python-Dev] Python 2.5 and ast-branch

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Oct 5 16:52:44 CEST 2005

On 10/5/05, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyway, the question is: What do we want to do with ast-branch? Finish
> bringing it up to Python 2.4 equivalence, make it the HEAD, and only then
> implement the approved PEP's (308, 342, 343) that affect the compiler? Or
> implement the approved PEP's on the HEAD, and move the goalposts for
> ast-branch to include those features as well?
> I believe the latter is the safe option in terms of making sure 2.5 is a solid
> release, but doing it that way suggests to me that the ast compiler would need
> to be held over until 2.6, which would be somewhat unfortunate.
> Given that I don't particularly like that answer, I'd love for someone to
> convince me I'm wrong ;)

Given the total lack of response, I have a different suggestion. Let's
*abandon* the AST-branch. We're fooling ourselves believing that we
can ever switch to that branch, no matter how theoretically better it

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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