[Python-Dev] Another update for PEP 394 -- The "python" Command on Unix-Like Systems

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Feb 13 18:33:21 EST 2019

On Feb 13, 2019, at 15:07, Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:
> Le mer. 13 févr. 2019 à 21:26, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> a écrit :
>> I don’t think this should be conflated with PEP 394.  IMHO, 3.10 is just fine.  Python 4 should be reserved for some future mythical GIL-less interpreter or other major API breaking change.  It might never happen.
> My point is that changing the major version from 3 to 4 *will* break
> things. We have to prepare the community to support such change.

Perhaps.  I just don’t think Python 4 is anything but distant vaporware.  There’s a cost to freaking everyone out that Python 4 is coming and will be as disruptive as Python 3.  Calling Python 3.9+1 Python 4 feeds into that FUD for no reason that I can tell except for an aversion to two digit minor version numbers.


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