[Python-Dev] General Q&A regarding Python 3, adoption etc.

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 7 00:25:12 CET 2014

On 06/01/2014 23:16, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> For anyone that isn't already aware, I wrote a Q & A about Python 3 last
> year (in response to an article about how we should have fixed the GIL
> instead of Unicode), and I've updated it extensively over the past
> several days due to Alex's misunderstanding of the objectives for Python
> 3.4 as well as Armin's latest piece on the increased difficulties in
> writing wire protocol handling code.
> The two main additions I currently have planned are a question
> specifically about the state of the WSGI protocol (it works, but it an
> error prone way), as well as one on what I'd like to see as the next
> steps in encouraging Python 3 adoption now that we're within 18 months
> of the planned date for 2.7 to enter security fix only mode (which
> involve encouraging community workshops to switch to teaching Python 3.4
> initially, with Python 2.7 as an optional follow up, helping Ubuntu &
> Fedora with their transitions to Py3 by default, bringing 3.5 closer to
> parity with Python 2 for wire protocol development, and, on the Red
> Hat/Fedora side, helping to encourage the adoption of software
> collections as a mechanism for decoupling the runtime for Python
> applications from the system Python on RHEL 6 and its derivatives.
> I thought I mentioned it on this list last year when I first wrote it,
> but some messages I've seen recently suggest many folks haven't seen it
> before.
> Cheers,
> Nick.

Is it on the back of a fag packet or is there a link somewhere? :)

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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