[Python-Dev] Continuing 2.x

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Fri Oct 29 15:42:42 CEST 2010

Brett Cannon wrote:
> 2010/10/28 Kristján Valur Jónsson <kristjan at ccpgames.com>:
>> I'm not sure what I'm actually proposing.  But I certainly wasn't thinking of a new "fork" of python.  And not a new version 2.8 that gets all new 3.x features backported.
>> I'm more thinking of a place where usability improvements, C API improvements, performance improvements, Library improvments, can go.
> It's called a fork. I realize you are trying to avoid that "dirty"
> word, Kristján, and I appreciate it, but you are describing a fork.
> Python 2.7 is the last sanctioned version of the Python 2.x series,
> period. Any non-bugfix changes will not go in there as policy
> dictates. And with there being no way Python 2.8 will happen (I know
> we as a group have said "slim chance" since Python 3.0 came out,
> uptake of Python 3 is such I am willing to personally say "never" for
> a python-dev sanctioned Python 2.8), that means it will take a fork,
> whether it be internal to CCP or public somewhere, it will still be a
> fork.
> And as everyone has said so far (and with which I agree), that's fine.
> As long as it is not called Python 2.8 -- EVE-Python 2.8 or some Monty
> Python reference -- then that's fine.

I don't see why we should not welcome a team of new developers who want
to continue working on the 2.x series.

It's obvious that a large proportion of the existing python-dev'ers will
not participate in such a project, but why should we try to stop someone
else to work on it ?

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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