[Python-Dev] Python 3.0.1

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Jan 29 20:17:04 CET 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> [...]
>> Finally, to those who claim that 2.6 is a mess because multiprocessing
>> wasn't perfectly stable at introduction: that's never been the
>> standard we've used for totally *new* features. It's always been okay
>> to add slightly immature features at a major release, as long as (a)
>> they don't break anything else, and (b) we can fix things in the next
>> release while maintaining backward compatibility.
> There's a large distance between saying its introduction was ill-advised
> and that 2.6 is a mess. I certainly never intimated such a thing (I said
> it was "a rushed release"). Did anyone?

I don't think that 2.6 as a whole counts as a rushed release, despite
the inclusion of multiprocessing. And I don't think it was ill-advised

> Of course we can fix it. Of course 2.6 is great.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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