[Python-Dev] RFC: PEP 460: Add bytes % args and bytes.format(args) to Python 3.5

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Jan 7 12:16:18 CET 2014

On Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:33:55 +0100
Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> The proposal would be to focus entirely on addressing these roadblocks
> in the 3.5 version, and no other new features -- the release cycle
> needn't be 18 months for this one.  This is similar to the moratorium
> for 3.2, but that one came too early for 3.x porting to really profit.

The moratorium was for alternate Python implementations IIRC, not for
porting third-party libraries.

> It would be very cool to have multiple projects working together with
> us for this, and at the release of 3.5 final, present (say) a Mercurial
> that works on 2.5 and 3.5.

You seem to be forgetting that we are only one part of the equation
here. Unless you want to tackle Mercurial and Twisted porting yourself?
Good luck with that.



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