[Python-Dev] PEP 0404 and VS 2010

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Fri Nov 22 15:16:27 CET 2013

On 11/22/2013 01:00 AM, Richard Tew wrote:
> [snip]
> Yet, suddenly, the chance that we may release a "Stackless Python
> 2.8", is a concern.

Because there is no CPython 2.8 to mirror, and we've said there will not be one.

It certainly didn't help that this was presented one week before the feature freeze deadline for 3.4 and Christian 
stated [1] his "2.8" release was going to happen in one week unless we talked him out of it.

> We're not talking about releasing a Python 2.8 against anyone's wishes
> here.

Having "Python 2.8" in the name is going to be a PR nightmare.  Other names have been suggested.

> Or in _this specific case_, doing anything other than naming
> something in a way we've been naming it for over a decade.

When has Stackless created a version that didn't mirror the CPython version?  If you haven't, then you are doing 
something different.

> That there are people who would consider using the trademark to force
> us to change the name we've been using without harm for 14 years,
> worries me.

This concern came about because of the misapprehension that the name would be "Python 2.8" with no "Stackless" in front.


[1] https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2013-November/130437.html

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