[Python-Dev] PyCon Keynote

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue Jan 19 02:53:43 CET 2010

On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:51:14 -0800, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>
> Please mail me topics you'd like to hear me talk about in my keynote
> at PyCon this year.

As a typical (but perphaps more vocal) python developer I would
like to hear things that might aspire me and others to move to 
python 3.

The way I see it is that python 2.x represents everyones 
comfort zone. It's safe and nobody got fired at work for 
using python 2.x

I would like to hear how python 3 could be 'shaken' up
with a slightly less conservative policy that has gone
with the python 2.x series.

The logic perhaps being that since only a minority
use the 3.x series, it's functionality set is still
more up in the air. imo it needs bigger batteries
to give it more power than the 2.x series.

This meaning that the stdlib could take an extra
5-10 packages not in the 2.x series. Just as
one example, sphinx - a great documentation
tool. I can easily name five or six others.

I'd also like to hear more of your ideas on pypi
and getting it to have as much who-ha as CPAN.

You could do a lot to enlarge the developer
group. Help us all get our priorities to be
inline with your own wishes and expectations.

If you ask us all to put in a big year and
buy you a beer at the end.. I'm certain we
all will.

Every little bit of inspiration and direction
counts for a lot...

Best Regards


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