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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue Jan 7 12:29:32 CET 2014

Am 07.01.2014 12:16, schrieb Antoine Pitrou:
> 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.

Yes, but this would be a similar moratorium with another purpose.

>> 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.

No no, I did not forget :)  that's why I wrote "working together with
them".  It would need to be coordinated with the external projects, but
from what I've seen there are willing people.


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