[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 2.7 alpha 2

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 10:48:57 CET 2010

David Lyon wrote:
>> This has nothing to do with pushing 3.x, but all with managing
>> available manpower and still providing quality software.
> Python 3.x needs more carrots.

As Guido has said a few times, the gains are far greater for *new*
Python developers than they are for existing ones.

Existing developers have to unlearn old habits and wait for libraries
they already use to get ported. New developers can just get started with
a much cleaner language. They don't have as rich a 3rd party ecosystem
on Python 3 as they would on Python 2.x at this point in time, but
unlike existing developers they also have the luxury of cherry-picking
just those packages that already have Python 3 support.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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