[Python-Dev] Deprecating the formatter module

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Aug 15 11:22:14 CEST 2013

On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:16:20 +0200
Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2013/8/15 Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>:
> > We don't have any substantial change in store for an eventual "Python
> > 4", so it's quite a remote hypothesis right now.
> I prefered the transition between Linux 2 and Linux 3 (no major
> change, just a "normal" release except the version), rather than the
> transition between KDE 3 and KDE 4 (in short, everything was broken,
> the desktop was not usable).
> I prefer to not start a list of things that we will make the
> transition from Python 3 to Python 4 harder. Can't we do small changes
> between each Python release, even between major versions?

That's exactly what I'm saying.
But some changes cannot be made without breakage, e.g. the unicode
transition. Then it makes sense to bundle all breaking changes in a
single version change.



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