[Python-Dev] PEP 0404 and VS 2010

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Nov 21 16:57:56 CET 2013

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Christian Heimes <christian at python.org>wrote:

> 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.

Agreed. PyPy has their own version number so there is precedent of keeping
a version number that is not directly tied to the version of Python that
one is compatible with. If you're really worried about confusion then go
the OS X route and call it "Stackless 10" and start way up the version
number chain where  there is no possible clash for several decades. =)
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