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

Wes Turner wes.turner at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 22:23:15 EST 2016

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:

> On 12/10/2016 5:28 PM, Wes Turner wrote:
>> So forks with modules added or removed cannot be called Python?
> Distributions that make parts of the stdlib optional are not forks.  The
> PSF Windows installer makes tcl/tk, tkinter, IDLE, and turtle? modules
> optional.
> Distributions that package additional modules with unmodified python x.y
> are also, to me, not forks.  But they are always given other names for the
> combined package.  ActiveState Python, Enthought Python, Anaconda
> (Python).  Separate names for separate distribution allow people to search
> for particular distributions and discuss questions like "Which distribution
> is best for purpose A?"
> I am sure that ActiveState Software Inc. would not be happy if you
> distributed Python + selected modules and called it 'ActiveState Python'
> ;-),  Some for other distributions.

So there needs to be a prefix or a suffix?

  [prefix] Python
  Python [suffix]

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