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

David Mertz mertz at gnosis.cx
Sat Dec 10 16:05:26 EST 2016

I am more worried about the confusion than Guido is. I agree that this will
remain a toy project. But as someone who trains scientist to use Python and
consults with large companies with large Python 2 codebases, I think the
very existence of a thing called "Python 2.8" will serve as a pretext for
managers to drag their feet further on migration plans... Ultimately
hurting their own business, but that becomes harder to explain.

On Dec 10, 2016 8:07 AM, "Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote:

While I think the name is misleading and in violation of PSF policy and/or
license, I am not too worried about this. I expect it will be tough to port
libraries from Python 3 reliably because it is not true Python 3 (e.g.
str/bytes). So then it's just a toy. Who cares about having 'async def' if
there's no backport of asyncio?

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

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