[Python-Dev] Deleting with setting C API functions

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Dec 2 11:35:48 EST 2015

On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Emanuel Barry <vgr255 at live.ca> wrote:

> Nick Coghlan made a pretty elaborated blog post about that here:
> http://opensource.com/life/14/9/why-python-4-wont-be-python-3

I wholeheartedly agree with what Nick writes there -- but I can't resist
noting that the title is backwards -- the whole point is that Python 4
*will* be like Python 3, i.e. it will *not* differ (in a
backward-incompatible way) from Python 3. What Nick probably meant is "Why
the *transition to* Python 4 won't be like the transition to Python 3." And
that is exactly right. We've learned our lesson (though we're in much
better shape than Perl :-).

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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