[Python-Dev] Python 2.5 and ast-branch
bcannon at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 23:00:35 CEST 2005
To answer Nick's email here, I didn't respond to that initial email
because it seemed specifically directed at Guido and not me.
On 10/5/05, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> 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
Since the original people who have done the majority of the work
(Jeremy, Tim, Neal, Nick, logistix, and myself) have fallen so far
behind this probably is not a bad decision. Obviously I would like to
see the work pan out, but since I personally just have not found the
time to shuttle the branch the rest of the way I really am in no
position to say much in terms of objecting to its demise.
Maybe I can come up with a new design and get my dissertation out of it. =)
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