[Python-Dev] PEP 0404 and VS 2010

Christian Heimes christian at python.org
Thu Nov 21 16:31:13 CET 2013

Am 21.11.2013 16:12, schrieb Barry Warsaw:
> On Nov 21, 2013, at 02:16 PM, Kristján Valur Jónsson wrote:
>> Oh, this is the misunderstanding.  No one is trying to get permission for
>> "CPython 2.8", only "Stackless Python 2.8".
> I think this is a very bad idea.  We've worked hard to send the message that
> the migration path is to Python 3 and while I understand that many people
> don't want to or cannot switch to Python 3, backpeddling on this message from
> the Python community will be bad PR and open the floodgates for pressure to
> continue the Python 2 lineage.
> Stackless can of course do whatever it wants, but I would strongly oppose the
> use of the word "Python" in that.  I don't want to be antagonistic, but I
> think the PSF should also oppose allowing the use of the trademark for
> any association with an unofficial 2.8.

Yes, please don't use a name that contains both the strings "Python" and
"2.8". It's going to create lots and lots of confusion. I strongly urge
you to call it "Stackless 2.8" or something similar.


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