[Python-Dev] The end of 2.7

Maciej Fijalkowski fijall at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 10:37:33 CEST 2013

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:
> Maciej Fijalkowski, 07.04.2013 10:12:
>> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 9:51 AM,  <martin... at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>> Quoting Lennart Regebro:
>>>> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 7:11 AM,  <martin... at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>>>> Wrt. to the 3.x migration rate: I think this is a self-fulfilling
>>>>> prophecy. Migration rate will certainly increase once we announce
>>>>> an end of 2.7, and then again when the end is actually reached.
>>>> Well... People are in general *stuck* on Python 2. They are not
>>>> staying because they want to. So I'm not so sure migration rate will
>>>> increase because an end is announced or reached.
>>> I assume you say that because people rely on libraries that haven't
>>> been ported (correct me if there are other reasons to be stuck).
>> I'm stuck because I can't tell my users "oh, we didn't improve pypy
>> for the last year/6 months/3 months, because we were busy upgrading
>> sources you'll never see to python 3"
> Why not? It's not like many people *see* PyPy's sources ever in their life,
> but my guess is that most of your users will eventually end up *using*
> those upgraded sources anyway. So those upgrades will also be an
> improvement for most of them.
> Stefan

Some of them, maybe.

Most people absolutely don't care. Most of my users are people who
want this 10% speed improvement rather than sources upgraded to a
different, supposedly better, language.


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