[Python-ideas] Terminology for "earthshattering" [was: Add from __experimental__ import bla]
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Sep 1 10:43:47 CEST 2011
Guido van Rossum writes:
> (*) Can we pick a terminology so we all agree that "3.3.3" is a "minor
> release", "3.3" is a "major release", and "3" an "earthshattering
I'm not sure "earthshattering" is Pythonic enough.<duck />
If you're willing to go with something pedestrian, at least the Debian
types, and I think Gentoo, use "epoch" to mean that upstream decided
to redo its version numbering. In a sense, I think that applies to
Python 3 (which has to be judged a success, since it induced Linus to
go to Linux 3!) and Linux 3 for that matter.
How about the leading digit being the "Pythonic epoch", and "Python 3
was an epochal release"? Or "epoch-making release"?
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