[Python-Dev] PEP 394 - Clarification of what "python" command should invoke
steve at pearwood.info
Fri Sep 19 17:03:30 CEST 2014
On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:41:58AM -0400, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Sep 19, 2014, at 10:23 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> >My biggest problem with ``python3``, is what happens after 3.9.
> FWIW, 3.9 by my rough calculation is 7 years away.
That makes it 2021, one year after Python 2.7 free support ends, but two
years before Red Hat commercial support for it ends.
> I seem to recall Guido saying that *if* there's a 4.0, it won't be a major
> break like Python 3, whatever that says about the numbering scheme after 3.9.
> Is 7 years enough to eradicate Python 2 the way we did for Python 1? Then
> maybe Python 4 can reclaim /usr/bin/python.
I expect not quite. Perhaps 10 years though.
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