[Python-Dev] PEP 460 reboot

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Jan 13 23:07:16 CET 2014

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:

> On 01/13/2014 01:20 PM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> On 13/01/2014 21:01, Paul Moore wrote:
>>> I think this should be for 3.5, and should not involve an accelerated
>>> release of 3.5 - we should get it into the 3.5 code early and let
>>> people thrash out the details during the 3.5 release cycle.
>> I disagree, it should be on pypi now so people can start trying it out,
>> or as others have suggested incorporate it into
>> the six module.  Surely that'd make the job of getting it into 3.5 far
>> easier?
> It's a bit harder to put a core feature on PyPI.  I'm not even sure how it
> would be done.  Fortunately, once it is in 3.5 trunk the adventurous can
> build their own and try it out that way.

You make it a function that under Python 2 and < 3.5 does what needs to be
done and on 3.5 just directly calls the underlying method. People will
still have to change their code, but the idea is it becomes a refactoring
instead of a change in how the code is structured.
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