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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Nov 3 18:23:16 CET 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:04 AM, James Y Knight <foom at fuhm.net> wrote:
> If that happens, it's not true that there's *nowhere* to go. A solution
> would be to discard 3.x as a failed experiment, take everything that is
> useful from it and port it to 2.x, and simply continue development from the
> last 2.x release. And from there, features can be deprecated and then
> removed a few releases later, as is the usual policy.
> Been there, done that, on a couple other projects. It's unfortunate when you
> have to throw out work you've done because it failed to gain traction over
> the thing you tried to replace, but sometimes that's life.

I'm not ready for that yet. I think there's plenty of time before we
have to agree to such a bleak view. In the mean time let's do
something practical like help NumPy port to Py3k.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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