[Python-Dev] Adding new features to Python 2.x (PEP 382: Namespace Packages)

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Apr 9 14:53:12 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 09, 2009, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Martin v. L?wis wrote:
>>> Such a policy would then translate to a dead end for Python 2.x
>>> based applications.
>> 2.x based applications *are* in a dead end, with the only exit
>> being portage to 3.x.
> The actual end of the dead end just happens to be in 2013 or so :)

More like 2016 or 2020 -- as of January, my former employer was still
using Python 2.3, and I wouldn't be surprised if 1.5.2 was still out in
the wilds.  The transition to 3.x is more extreme, and lots of people
will continue making do for years after any formal support is dropped.

Whether this warrants including PEP 382 in 2.x, I don't know; I still
don't really understand this proposal.
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