[Python-Dev] Someons's put a "Python 2.8" on GitHub
gjcarneiro at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 10:09:51 EST 2016
On 10 December 2016 at 13:49, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> Regardless of the name, it'll be interesting to see whether
> there's demand for such a fork. Without a website, binaries
> to download, documentation, etc. it's still in the very early
IMHO, whether or not there is demand for this release should be
irrelevant. Caving in to Python 2.8 demand is trading off some short term
gains (adding some Python 3 features to code bases locked into Python 2),
in detriment of a big long-term risk, which is that the Python language
permanently forks into two versions: Python 2 and Python 3.
Right now we have a solid expectation that eventually Python 2 is going to
be legacy and most code bases will convert to Python 3. If we somehow
endorse Python 2.8, many developers will be tempted to just stick with
Python 2 forever. This would be very very bad for the future of the
language as whole.
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