[Python-Dev] PEP 0404 and VS 2010

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Nov 21 13:59:41 CET 2013

On Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:36:48 +0000
Kristján Valur Jónsson <kristjan at ccpgames.com> wrote:
> Yes, we have stackless 3.3
> But there is desire to have a 2.X version, with added fixes from 3.x, e.g. certain improvements in the
> standard library etc.
> It's the old argument:  moving to 3.x is not an option for some users, but there are known improvements that
> can be applied to current 2.7.  Why not both have our cake and eat it?
> cPython had probably two driving concerns for not making a 2.8:
> 1) Focussing development on one branch
> 2) encouraging (forcing) users to take the leap to 3 come hell or high water.
> For Stackless, neither argument applies because 2.8 work would be done
> by us and stackless has no particular allegiance towards either version.

Stackless can release their own Stackless 2.8 if they want, but I don't
get why CPython would have a 2.8 too.



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