[Python-Dev] 2.7 Release? 2.7 == last of the 2.x line?

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 14:55:13 CET 2009

On Nov 3, 2009, at 4:58 AM, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> P.S.  I found it curious that one of the strongest proponents of  
> killing 2.x also mentioned that he has never written a line of 3.x  
> code.   Since this discussion is a matter of great consequence, I  
> would hope that advocates will only take informed positions --  this  
> isn't really time for shooting from the hip and killing 2.x.

Uh, that would be me.

I'm only a proponent of making a decision.

I *want* to have a better development language, library, and add-on  

If 3.x is where future core development time is going to be focused,  
then I have faith that they will be able to make it the compelling  
path that it will become with Guido having put as much effort into it  
as he has.  Or, maybe he's completely lost his mind as sometimes  
happens with "dictators for life" benevolent or other-wise. ;-)

In any case, splitting time between 2.x and 3.x, with limited  
developer resources is going to lead to slower progress on both fronts.

And, as you point out, if 3.x doesn't start getting the crap beat out  
of it in the real world sooner rather than later, we may find  
ourselves, collectively with a stale 2.x, an under battle-tested 3.x,  
and nowhere to go.


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