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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jan 13 00:30:27 CET 2010

> I'm not talking about Twisted moving to 3.x (FWIW, I think the only
> movement there so far is some patches for some -3 warnings).  The
> situation I'm describing is a project X that:
>   (a) has 2.x-only dependencies, and
>   (b) would like to be as close as possible to 3.x (because they like
>       the new features and/or want to be as ready as possible to jump
>       when (a) is fixed).

This assumes that jumping to 3.x is easier if you are closer to it.
Please trust me that this is not the case.

>> No, it won't. It might be if people move to 2.8 *and* drop 2.5, but they
>> likely won't.
> But this is my point.  I think they would as an intermediate step to
> jumping to 3.x (which also requires dropping 2.5, after all!), if for
> some reason they cannot yet jump to 3.x, such as a 2.x-only dependency.

No, and no. No: it's not an intermediate step, and no, supporting 3.x
does *not* require dropping 2.5.


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