[Python-Dev] PEP 0404 and VS 2010
Joao S. O. Bueno
jsbueno at python.org.br
Wed Nov 20 22:15:02 CET 2013
I'd say publishing a high profile installable code with a "python 2.8" name
would cause a lot of undesired confusion to start with.
I usually lecture on Python to present the language to college students and
I.T. workers - and explaining away the current versioning scheme (use
either 2.7 or 3.3) is hard already. Having to add an explanation about a
downloadable and installable Python 2.8 that would be incompatible with
extensions compiled in Pypi would be tough. and I doubt it could even be
done without making your project look bad on the process.
Can't you just mark it as "visual studio 2010" version instead?
On 20 November 2013 18:52, Christian Tismer <tismer at stackless.com> wrote:
> Howdy friends,
> according to pep 404, there will never be an official Python 2.8.
> The migration path is from 2.7 to 3.x.
> I agree with this strategy in almost all consequences but this one:
> Many customers are forced to stick with Python 2.X because of other
> products, but they require a Python 2.X version which can be compiled
> using Visual Studio 2010 or better.
> This is considered an improvement and not a bug fix, where I disagree.
> So I see many Python 2.7 repositories on BB/GH which are hacked to support
> VS 2010, but they are not converted with the same quality in mind
> that fits our standards.
> My question
> I have created a very clean Python 2.7.6+ based CPython with the Stackless
> additions, that compiles with VS 2010, using the adapted project structure
> of Python 3.3.X, and I want to publish that on the Stackless website as the
> official "Stackless Python 2.8". If you consider Stackless as official ;-)
> This compiler change is currently the only deviation from CPython 2.7,
> but we may support a few easy back-ports on customer demand. We don'd add
> any random stuff, of course.
> My question is if that is safe to do:
> Can I rely on PEP 404 that the "Python 2.8" namespace never will clash
> with CPython?
> And if not, what do you suggest then?
> It will be submitted by end of November, thanks for your quick responses!
> all the best -- Chris
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