[Python-Dev] Continuing 2.x
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Oct 28 20:43:51 CEST 2010
lutz at rmi.net writes:
> But one can't help but wonder if most of the development community
> is focused on some imaginary future user base, at the expense of
> the much larger current user base.
Of course not. Most of the development community is *focused* on a
very real, very current, and very *small* user base. Themselves and
their employers and/or customers. What attention they do pay to other
user bases is relatively unconcentrated (but far from negligible!)
And that's as it should be.
And so what if it's at the "expense" of the current user base. By and
large, the "user base" has paid no expenses of the developers to date.
Nobody has a problem with that, but there is no promise that free ride
will continue forever. Eventually the Piper presents his bill....
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