[Python-Dev] Python 3.0.1

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Jan 27 20:29:03 CET 2009

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On Jan 27, 2009, at 2:05 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com>  
> wrote:
>> With the extensive changes in the works, Python 3.0.1 is shaping-up  
>> to be a
>> complete rerelease of 3.0 with API changes and major usability  
>> fixes.  It
>> will fully supplant the original 3.0 release which was hobbled by  
>> poor IO
>> performance.
>> I propose to make the new release more attractive by backporting  
>> several
>> module improvements already in 3.1, including two new itertools and  
>> one
>> collections class.  These are already fully documented, tested, and
>> checked-in to 3.1 and it would be ashamed to let them sit idle for  
>> a year or
>> so, when the module updates are already ready-to-ship.
> In that case, I recommend just releasing it as 3.1. I had always
> anticipated a 3.1 release much sooner than the typical release
> schedule.

I was going to object on principle to Raymond's suggestion to rip out  
the operator module functions in Python 3.0.1.  I have no objection to  
ripping them out for 3.1.

If you really think we need a Python 3.1 soon, then I won't worry  
about trying to get a 3.0.1 out soon.  3.1 is Benjamin's baby :).

If OTOH we do intend to get a 3.0.1 out, say by the end of February,  
then please be careful to adhere to our guidelines for which version  
various changes can go in.  For example, the operator methods needs to  
be restored to the 3.0 maintenance branch, and any other API changes  
added to 3.0 need to be backed out and applied only to the python3  


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