[Python-Dev] RELEASED Python 3.0 final
barry at python.org
Thu Dec 4 20:41:31 CET 2008
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On Dec 4, 2008, at 2:12 PM, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> From: "A.M. Kuchling" <amk at amk.ca>
>> I think we should also have a statement upon on python.org about
>> future plans: e.g.
>> * that there will be a Python 2.7 that will incorporate what we
>> learn from
>> people trying to port,
>> * that 3.1 will rearrange the standard library in mostly-known
>> ways, and * that we expect people to use 3.0 mostly for
>> compatibility testing, not going into serious production use until
>> 3.1 or maybe even 3.2.
> The latter statement worries me. It seems to unnecessarily undermine
> adoption of 3.0. It essentially says, "don't use this". Is that
> what we want?
> ISTM, 3.0 is in pretty good shape. There is nothing intrinsically
> with it. The number one adoption issue is external, i.e. how quickly
> key third-party modules get converted.
I agree. I tried to put a positive spin on the announcement, and the
backward compatibility issue in particular. I probably failed.
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