[Python-Dev] Someons's put a "Python 2.8" on GitHub

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sat Dec 10 03:18:37 EST 2016

On Dec 10, 2016, at 07:09 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:

>I seem to recall that when we discussed the future of Python 2.x, and the
>decision that 2.7 would be the final version and there would be no 2.8, we
>reached a consensus that if anyone did backport Python 3 features to a Python
>2 fork, they should not call it Python 2.8 as that could mislead people into
>thinking it was officially supported.
>I think the project should be renamed to make it clear that its a fork, 
>like Stackless.

Yes, exactly right.  It's not sanctioned by the PSF and should not be called
"Python" anything.


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