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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Nov 3 18:38:09 CET 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:35 AM, ssteinerX at gmail.com <ssteinerx at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 3, 2009, at 12:23 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> 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.
> Or, for example, Django...

Wasn't Django ported to Py3k by MvL as a demo? The problem seems to be
more to port the Django *community* to Py3k...

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

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