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

exarkun at twistedmatrix.com exarkun at twistedmatrix.com
Wed Jan 13 02:40:03 CET 2010

On 12 Jan, 10:04 pm, martin at v.loewis.de wrote:
>>>I've done a fair bit of 3.x porting, and I'm firmly convinced that
>>>2.x can do nothing:
>>>Inherently, 2.8 can't improve on that.
>>I agree that there are limitations like the ones you've listed, but I
>>disagree with your conclusion.  Maybe you assume that it's just as 
>>to move to 2.8 (using the py3k backports not available in say 2.5) as 
>>is to 3.x?
>Not at all, no. I'd rather expect that code that runs on 2.7 will run
>on 2.8 unmodified.
>>But a hypothetical 2.8 would also give people a way to move closer to
>>py3k without giving up on using all their 2.x-only dependencies.
>How so? If they use anything that is new in 2.8, they *will* need to
>drop support for anything before it, no???
>>I think it's much more likely that libraries like Twisted can support 
>>in the near future than 3.x.
>Most likely, Twisted "supports" 2.8 *today* (hopefully). But how does
>that help Twisted in moving to 3.2?

I'm not reading this thread carefully enough to make any arguments on 
either side, but I can contribute a fact.

Twisted very likely does not support 2.8 today.  I base this on the fact 
that Twisted does not support 2.7 today, and I expect 2.8 will be more 
like 2.7 than it will be like 2.3 - 2.6 (which Twisted does support).

When I say "support" here, I mean "all of the Twisted unit tests pass on 


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