[Python-Dev] Continuing 2.x

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Oct 28 20:55:48 CEST 2010

> (and, believe me, not having to backport new 3.x features to the 2.x
> branch makes our work much easier than it was; people generally seem
> to underestimate the amount of care needed for such things, especially
> in areas where 2.x is significantly more complex - old-style classes,
> two parallel buffer APIs, misleading implicit conversions...)

I completely agree with that point. I find it unlikely that those
who do regular maintenance of Python will join a continuing-2.x effort.


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