[Python-Dev] a suggestion ... Re: PEP 383 (again)

Thomas Breuel tmbdev at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 09:26:10 CEST 2009

> > Yes.  Now think about the implications.  This means that adopting PEP
> > 383 will make IronPython and Jython running on UNIX intrinsically
> > incompatible with CPython running on UNIX, and there's no way to fix
> that.
> *Not* adapting the PEP will also make CPython and IronPython
> incompatible, and there's no way to fix that.

CPython and IronPython are incompatible.  And they will stay incompatible if
the PEP is adopted.

They would become compatible if CPython adopted Mono and/or Java semantics.

Since both have had to deal with this, have you looked at what they actually
do before proposing PEP 383?  What did you find?  Why did you choose an
incompatible approach for PEP 383?

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