[Python-Dev] RELEASED Python 3.0 final

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Thu Dec 4 22:42:35 CET 2008

From: "A.M. Kuchling" <amk at amk.ca>
> Perhaps the statement could say something like "we do not expect
> most Python packages will be ported to the 3.x series until 
> around the time 3.1 is released in X months."  (where X=12?  6?)

I would leave out any discussion of 3.1.  Its content and release date
have nothing to do with when third party modules get updated.

Also, we don't know the timing of the third-party updates.
Some may never get converted.  Some may convert quickly
and easily.  Someone (perhaps me) may organize a series of
funded sprints to get many of the major packages converted.

It would be better to simply say that at the present time,
most important third-party modules do not yet support 3.0.

FWIW, my father is Python newbie and I'm pointing him
to 3.0 because it will be easier to learn than 2.6's hodgepodge
of new and old features.  The 3.0 environment is much cleaner.

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